Thursday, March 23, 2017

EA-6B Prowler EW

Although the U.S. Navy retired it's EA-6B Prowlers in the past, the Marine Corps is still flying this capable electronic warfare jet, as of 2017. The EA-6B has the ability to neutralize enemy air defenses that rely on early warning radar. It locks-on to radar and illuminates electronic footprints. The EA-6B detects, sorts, classifies, jams and destroys air defenses, leaving the enemy with two options - leave the radar on, or turn it off. Either way, enemy air defenses are reduced and made useless.

Film Credits: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CWO2 Izzel Sanchez, SSgt Aaron Richardson, SrA Joshua Hoskins