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USMC retires Prowler electronic attack jet

11 March 2019
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The US Marine Corps (USMC) has retired the Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic attack (EA) aircraft after more than 40 years of service.

After more than 40 years, the USMC has retired the Prowler electronic attack aircraft from service. (US Navy)After more than 40 years, the USMC has retired the Prowler electronic attack aircraft from service. (US Navy)

With the US Navy (USN) having already retired its Prowler jets in 2015, the USMC withdrew the last of its aircraft on 8 March.

The standing-down of the final unit, Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ) 2 ‘Death Jesters’ squadron located at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point in North Carolina, ended a service record that had begun in 1977.

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