29 June 2015 | Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Celebrate Legacy of EA-6B Prowler
The US Navy’s last Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft flew its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington on 27 June, concluding 44 years in service with the force.
As the Navy's last operational EA-6B Prowler, aircraft bureau number 163890 took part in a ceremonial final take-off and flyaway from its previous home base, leading the way for the Boeing EA-18G Growler to take over as its replacement.
The departure of the last Navy Prowler from Whidbey Island does not mark the end of the Prowler's service to the U.S. military. The U.S. Marines, who have operated the aircraft since 1977, plan to keep flying the jet from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina through 2019.
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