Navy asks BAE Systems to demonstrate electronic warfare (EW) dual-band towed decoy capability to protect combat aircraft from new radar-guided missiles. PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Electronic warfare (EW) experts at BAE Systems will demonstrate a new dual-band towed decoy to help U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F jet fighter-bomber pilots avoid modern sophisticated enemy radar-guided anti-aircraft missiles.
The Navy held a sundown ceremony on Friday for its last operational F-18 Hornet squadron, with the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 taking their last flight over Naval Air Station Oceana before transitioning to newer jets. The Navy has flown the Hornet since 1978, with the service first deploying the F-18A/B Hornet