Pentagon Deploying Six “Growler” Aircraft to Germany

Aircraft specialize in electronic warfare missions. 

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced Monday that the Pentagon is deploying six U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany to bolster its presence among NATO allies.

According to the press secretary, Growler aircraft “specialize in flying electronic warfare missions, using a suite of jamming sensors to confuse enemy radars greatly aiding in the ability to conduct suppression of enemy air defense operations.” The aircraft are expected to arrive from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington on Monday. Roughly 240 aircrew, maintenance, and pilots will deploy as well. 

“This is in order to bolster readiness and NATO’s collective defense posture and further increase air integration capabilities with our Allied and partner nations,” Press Secretary Kirby explained. “You can expect that they’ll be flying missions and supportive of eastern flank deterrence and defense.” 

This is the latest move from the Pentagon as it continues to bolster NATO allies, specifically those farthest east.  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Pentagon officials as they deploy U.S. troops and military equipment to Europe.
  • For God’s will to be accomplished by the United States’ support of NATO allies.
  • For the president and his administration to seek the Lord’s guidance as they respond to the continuing conflict in Ukraine.

Sources: Military News, Washington Examiner, BBC 


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