Japan to buy nine E-2D Hawkeye aircraft

Japan to buy nine E-2D Hawkeye aircraft

Sale of nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) aircraft to Japan has been approved by the US State Department.

Under the deal $3.135 billion deal Japan intends to purchase up to nine E-2D AHE Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, 28 T56-A-427A engines, and 12 multifunction information distribution system / joint tactical radio system terminals.

The sale will also include the delivery of ten APY-9 radars, 11 AN/AYK-27 integrated navigation control and display systems, 30 LN-251 embedded global positioning systems / inertial navigation systems with embedded airborne selective availability anti-spoofing module receiver, as well as 12 AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measures.

Japan would use the aircraft to provide “situational awareness of air and naval activity in the Pacific region” and augment its existing E-2C Hawkeye fleet.

The principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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