In Australia, when reporting defence issues, occasionally the local news people figure out the plot.
Today's Canberra Times points out what some of us have known for years. That is, that the idea from Defence senior leadership to field a jammer-capable Super Hornet is bad.
The "Growler" upgrade for 12 of Australia's 24 Super Hornets is a bad idea because the gear to be put on it is obsolete.
The U.S. Navy, has known this.
For at least 10 years.
$1.7B (if not more) will be thrown away on dud jamming gear.
Par for the course with Defence senior leadership's faulty air power thinking.
(Slides from U.S. Navy briefing via www.dtic.mil dated 2002-3)