Over 63,000m² Total Works
The EA-18G Growler aircraft are an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet that has the ability to disrupt or jam a range of military electronics systems, including radars and communications systems.
The EA-18G is an important capability for the future of the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Defence Force.
The EA-18G will play an important role in providing a new capability of Electronic Warfare to support air, land and sea operations. The aircraft will significantly enhance the Defence Force’s battle space situational awareness and protect Australian Forces.
The purpose of the Growler Facilities Project is to provide buildings and infrastructure for Defence to support the acquisition and introduction into service of twelve new EA-18G aircraft.
Stages 1 to 8 at RAAF Base Amberley involve works including:
– 6 significant new Building projects
– 10 minor to significant Building alteration projects
– Apron works including 60,000m2 of new pavement
– Upgrades or additions to various elements of Base Infrastructure
Stage 9 at AATC Oakey involves alterations to and adaptive reuse of 2 existing Buildings and upgrades to various elements of Base Infrastructure.
- High levels of security
- Strict acoustic requirements