Japan orders first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye AEW aircraft
Japan has ordered its first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft.
The order for Japan will fit into the US Navy’s 25-aircraft, $3.6 billion multi-year contract for the E-2D that was signed in June 2014.
The Japan Air Self-Defence Force has 13 E-2Cs in service, which range between 22 and 34 years in age. flightglobal