Japanese E-2D Advacned Hawkeye Completes First Flight

Released on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
AHE - Advanced Hawkeye
JASDF - Japan Air Self-Defense Force
US - United States
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.� Nov. 13, 2017 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully completed the first flight of Japan's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) at the company's Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Florida.

"The successful first flight of Japan's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a significant milestone in delivering advanced airborne early warning and surveillance capabilities to the country," said Jane Bishop, vice president, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye programs, Northrop Grumman. "The augmentation of the Japan Air Self Defense Force's (JASDF) current Hawkeye fleet with the E-2D AHE further strengthens its ability to meet Japan's evolving security and intelligence needs."

The Japan Ministry of Defense competitively selected the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in 2014 to fulfill the nation's airborne early warning requirements. Northrop Grumman began production in 2016 on two aircraft now in the final production phase.

As the largest Hawkeye operator outside of the U.S. Navy, JASDF also has 13 E-2C aircraft operating since 1983.

Source: Northrop Grumman Completes First Flight of Japan's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

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