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Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft Achieves IOC for US Navy

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 28, 2014


E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Photo: Northrop Grumman

[Avionics Today 10-28-2014] The U.S. Navy has declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. This newest variant of the E-2 Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Command and Control (AEW&C) platform was designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is specifically designed as a carrier-based AEW&C system. The E-2D's design, which includes a rotating rotodome and four vertical stabilizer tail configuration, provides 360-degree surveillance to the warfighter.

The E-2D is the only Department of Defense (DOD)-designed, tested and in-production AEW&C platform and includes an AN/APY-9 radar system, new avionics and a glass cockpit.

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