Australia plans to buy 12 EA-18G Growler

Australia plans to buy 12 EA-18G Growler aircraft
Associated Press

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2012 file photo, Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith speaks during a news conference at the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations in Perth, Australia. Australia said Friday, May 3, 2013 it would buy 12 Boeing EA-18G Growler advanced electronic warfare technology aircraft because it can't risk delivery delays in their replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. "We've made decisions to protect our own air combat capability with the previous acquisitions of Super Hornets and now additional Growlers," Smith told reporters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Poo, Filel)

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