Jul 1, 2014
US Navy awards contract to buy 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the world's only aircraft specifically designed as a carrier-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the Navy's primary airborne early warning and battle management command and control platform.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has undergone a significant transformation from previous E-2 models, including more powerful AN/APY-9 radar system, exclusive to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, which represents a two-generational leap in radar technology and allows the warfighter to "see" a greater number of targets at much greater distances.
The Navy's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program of record is for 75 aircraft, 13 of them have been already delivered.