Modern Electronics warfare systems The USAâ€™s electronic attack fighters are a unique, overworked, and nearly obsolete capability. With the retirement of the US Air Forceâ€™s long-range EF-111 Raven â€œSpark â€˜Vark,â€ the aging 4-seat EA-6B Prowlers are now the USAâ€™s sole remaining tactical aircraft type for radar jamming, communications jamming and information operations like signals interception . Despite their age and performance limits, theyâ€™ve been predictably busy on the front lines, used for everything from escorting strike aircraft against heavily defended targets, to disrupting enemy IED land mine attacks by jamming all radio signals in an area. All airframes have lifespan limits, however, and the EA-6B is no exception. The USAâ€™s new electronic warfare aircraft will be based on Boeingâ€™s 2-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-role fighter, and has 90% commonality with its counterpart. That will give it decent self-defense capabilities, as well as electronic attack potential. At present, however, the EA-18G is slated to be the only dedicated electronic warfare aircraft in the USAâ€™s future force ? and since the USA is currently the only western country with such aircraft, it would become the sole source of tactical jamming support for NATO air forces as a whole. DIDâ€™s FOCUS articles offer in-depth, updated looks at significant military programs of record. This article describes the EA-18G aircraft and its key systems, outlining the program, and keeping track of ongoing developments, contracts, etc. that affect the program.