The venerable EA-6B Prowler is winding down its last deployments, while the EA-18G Growler is rapidly replacing it in the fleet.
Boeing is obviously trying to boost sales. And the fact is, only the Navy is pursuing a dedicated Electronic Attack platform. Given the absolute need for dedicated jamming in virtually any air offensive, it’s quite surprising the Air Force has shunned maintaining its own capability. The Marines too are shedding their Prowlers, and given that they’ve already declined the SuperHornet for the F-35B, they’ve similarly decided to forgo the Growler. That’s a decision that is likely to come back to haunt them.