PHOENIX, 4 Feb. 2010. Engineers at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix provide multiple avionics equipment to every variant of the F/A-18 program including the latest electronic warfare version of the F/A-18F Super Hornet – the EA-18G.
The Growler's avionics are very similar to that of the previous model, the Super Hornet, says Greg Walker, manager, Military Crew Interface Systems, Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix. What are unique to the Growler are the highly classified electronic intelligence and signals intelligence capabilities it has, he adds.
The Growler is intended to be a replacement for the Navy's EA-6B Prowler, Walker says. About 90 percent of the EA-18G including the avionics is the same as the F/A-18F with a lot of reuse of hardware and software, he says.
Avionics provided by Honeywell for the F-18 Growler includes a multipurpose 5 by 5 inch display and a backseat 8 by 10 inch display; advanced mission computer; H764G inertial navigation system/global positioning sensor (INS/GPS); a radar altimeter; antenna; indicator; air data transducers, attitude heading reference system; according to a Honeywell data sheet.