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Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 “Black Ravens”


To provide Combatant Commanders “Fight Tonight” readiness anytime and anywhere directed with the most professional and lethal fighting force available.

About Us

The WORLD FAMOUS BLACK RAVENS of Electronic Attack Squadron ONE THREE FIVE were established on 15 May 1969 to provide electronic warfare in support of carrier air wings. In June 2011, the BLACK RAVENS were designated safe for flight in the EA-18G Growler.

The EA-18G Growler aircraft we fly represents the most advanced technology in airborne Electronic Attack and stands as the Navy’s first line of defense in hostile environments. 

A variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, the EA-18G Growler combines the capability of the combat-proven Super Hornet with the latest AEA avionics suite evolved from the Improved Capability III (ICAP III) system. The EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats.

VAQ-135 Squadron Insignia

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