July 25, 2014
Navy to Analyze New Growler Alternatives
NORFOLK, Va. —
As has been recently reported, Congress is considering authorizing and appropriating funds so the U.S. Navy may procure EA-18G Growler aircraft. While it is unclear whether more Growlers will ultimately be procured, the Navy has decided to be proactive in analyzing the potential growth in the Growler inventory in order to ensure full transparency with the public and local community. Therefore, U.S. Fleet Forces Command has been directed to incorporate additional force structure alternatives for the Navy's electronic attack community at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island into the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).