THE PENTAGON — The big bump in the U.S. Navy’s planned acquisition of Boeing EA-18G Growlers in the coming fiscal year illuminates the U.S. military’s continued desire to exploit and dominate the electronic spectrum. The Navy plans to buy 21 of the jamming aircraft in fiscal 2014 for about $2 billion, compared to the 12 procured in fiscal 2013 for about half that amount. The 2014 request for EA-18Gs grew just as drastically as the request for the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet was cut, ...
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