Dec 10, 2013

USS Theodore Roosevelt Launches E-2D Hawkeye for the first time

The carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) launched and recovered E-2D Hawkeyes, from the Tiger Tails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, for the first time, Dec. 3.
With notable improvements and new features, the E-2D is a major advancement from the E-2C Hawkeye.
Improvements include a fully integrated-all-glass-tactical cockpit, advanced identification friend-or-foe system, a new radar with both mechanical and electronic scanning capabilities, electronic support measures enhancements, new mission computers and tactical workstations.
After hundreds of practice landings on shore, the launch and recovery of the E-2D onboard Theodore Roosevelt begins VAW-125's final

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