US Navy sends ‘electronic attack’ jets to Germany: Here’s how they work.

The United States has deployed six “electronic attack aircraft” in northern Europe, increasing its military forces in the region since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They are designed to overcome enemy air defenses by damaging the radar systems on which they often depend, giving friendly aircraft a substantial combat advantage.

Six fighters – EA-18G Growlers – are equipped to perform various missions, but they specialize in so-called electronic warfare – mainly to damage the enemy radar with the flood radio frequency waves to suppress air defenses, according to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

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