Northrop Grumman Programs Corp., Navy Plane Programs, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $353,584,118 fixed-price incentive (agency goal) modification to a beforehand awarded contract. This modification gives for the manufacturing and supply of three E-2D Superior Hawkeye plane for the federal government of France. Work is predicted to be accomplished April 2027. Overseas Navy Gross sales funds within the quantity of $353,584,118 will probably be obligated at time of award, none of which is able to expire on the finish of the present fiscal yr. The U.S. Naval Air Programs Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting exercise.

There are actually 28 E-2D Superior Hawkeye plane which can be in a position to go away the flight deck and supply ahead American army presence within the type of All-Climate Airborne Early Warning, Command & Management, and Battlespace Administration features. As well as, coaching, flight certification and conflict fighter advantages have been achieved. Essentially the most seen front-line actors have been the maintainers and materials suppliers, however integration efforts throughout the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) have been required to have an effect on change on each plane.


An E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the plane provider Charles de Gaulle prepared for catapulting. (Photograph by Yoann Letourneau/Marine Nationale)

France Navy is to order three Northrop Grumman E-2D Superior Hawkeye airborne early-warning and management (AEW&C) plane in 2020. The French Navy had been carefully following the introduction of the E-2D into US Navy service, with the kind to be adopted to exchange the three E-2C Hawkeyes serving with Flottille 4F Lann Bihoue Naval Air Base (Base Aéronavale de Lann Bihoué) close to Lorient, in Brittany. The newer variant is fitted with a wholly new AN/APY-9 radar with mixed digital/mechanical-scanning capabilities, extra highly effective processors, and an improved man-machine interface with bigger screens.

The E-2D Superior Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy’s airborne early warning and command and management plane system. The carrier-based plane gives expanded battlespace consciousness for provider strike teams. Its two-generation leap in radar know-how permits the E-2D to work with ship-, air- and land-based fight methods to trace and defeat air, ship and cruise missiles at prolonged vary. The plane will also be utilized in a humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction capability for civilian emergency coordination.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $353 MillionFrance Navy Contract for Production of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
U.S. Sailors put together to launch an E-2D Hawkeye plane assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 from the flight deck of the plane provider USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) within the waters south of Japan Could 19, 2017. Service Air Wing 5 is launched into the Ronald Reagan and carried out flight-deck {qualifications} to make sure the ship and air wing is ready to safely launch and get well plane. The Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Service Strike Group 5, gives a combat-ready drive that protects and defends the collective maritime pursuits of its allies and companions within the Indo-Asia-Pacific area. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke)