EA-6Bs operating over Yugoslavia are among the allied aircraft potentially most at risk to attack from optically guided surface-to-air missile attacks, but upgrades funded by the Kosovo emergency supplemental should provide added protection and mitigate equipment shortages. Congress allocated about $360 million to maintain and improve EA-6Bs, including $31 million to buy and install night vision equipment designed to reduce the risk to aircrews operating in enemy airspace. EA-6B crews ...

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