Northrop Grumman gets $164M E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft deal for Japan

Northrop Grumman gets $164M E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft deal for Japan

Northrop Grumman has won a USD164.3 million contract to deliver one nationally configured E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to government of Japan by March 2020.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the latest variant of the Navy’s carrier-based radar and command-and-control plane. It is designed to extend sensor coverage and facilitate coordination with other planes at long ranges.

It has 360-degree long-range radar that is effective over open sea, shoreline, and land. It designed to detect, track, and identify air and surface targets, provide Friend or Foe identification, and employs electronic surveillance systems.

It is capable of coordinating multiple strike, air support, reconnaissance, and interdiction missions while relaying information back to the carrier battle group using networked data-links. The Hawkeye has been in use with upgrades since 1964.

Work on the contract will occur at locations across the United States, as well as in Canada, Italy and UK.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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