Skip to comments.NAS Whidbey planes returning from Libya operations
Posted on 07/09/2011 5:03:39 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
The Navy says five Growler warplanes are returning Saturday to the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station after supporting coalition forces in Libya.
The Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 Scorpions originally deployed in November to Iraq. After March the planes took part enforcing the no-fly zone in Libya against the forces of Moammar Gadhafi.
The Navy says VAQ-132 was the first EA6B Prowler squadron to transition to the Boeing-built Growler planes, a Super Hornet variant. It was the first Growler squadron to deploy and the first to conduct an entire eight-month expedition from land. Most such squadrons operate from aircraft carriers.
The Scorpions crews flew 700 combat missions in the new aircraft.
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Wonderful an unborn Americans will be paying interest on the wasted fuel.
What exactly is your point?
Those growlers are they as capable as the prowlers were? I remember VAQ-132 would deploy to the east coast.. I guess they could be jamming Libya from the Mediterranean.
You do not understand spending money you do not have.
They are and more. I am told.
They were over libya.
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