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Military Aircraft: Electronic Warfare

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL466, tabled on 23 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replicate the USN Growler capability in any UK aircraft form.

Answered on

8 June 2022

The F-35 Lightning aircraft undertake the Electronic Attack roles similar to the E/A-18 Growler. Fitted with the AN/APG-81 radar and AN/ASQ-239 system, the F-35 has robust electronic warfare (EW) Capabilities and can operate in the EW role utilising the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) multi-function radar. Additionally, the Typhoon radar will be upgraded later this decade with ECRS Mk2 which will also possess EA capabilities.