The U.S. Navy is using a "cyclic readiness" approach to keep the maximum number of EA-6B Prowler electronic jamming aircraft in operation, congressional staffers were told last week. The Pentagon has established 104 as the best number of operational Prowlers, and about 90 are now in the fleet. Northrop Grumman is overhauling about 20 under the ICAP-III contract and has delivered the first two. Nearly 30 years after the EA-6B was introduced, it is the sole U.S. tactical ...

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