Jul 1, 2014

US Navy awards contract to buy 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to deliver 25  E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft on contract to 50.
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.

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