STUTTGART, Germany - A squadron of USMC EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 (VMAQ-4) have deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support electronic attack requirements associated with ongoing counter-ISIL operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
The current duration of the deployment is planned through September 2016. The Prowler provides an umbrella of protection to coalition aircraft and ground troops in the fight against ISIL by intercepting communications as well as denying the enemy’s ability to communicate.
The EA-6B Prowler is a force multiplier continuing to do what it has for the past 45 years: support warfighters flying in the air and fighting on the ground by giving them the electronic communications dominance to ensure a decisive win. For further information, contact U.S. Central Command Public Affairs at 813-529-0220.