Navy to buy five E-2D radar aircraft from Northrop Grumman in $781.5 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Jan. 2012. U.S. Navy leaders are buying five models of the Navy's most advanced carrier-based maritime patrol aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye from the Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) Aerospace Systems segment in Bethpage, N.Y., under terms of a $781.5 million contract modification announced Tuesday. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are ordering the advanced radar aircraft surveillance as part of Lot 4 of the E-2D low-rate initial production program.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has a completely new radar with mechanical and electronic scanning; integrated all glass cockpit; advanced identification friend or foe system; new mission computer and tactical workstations; electronic support measures enhancements; and modernized communications and data link suite.

The E-2D is designed to be the Navy carrier battle group's "digital quarterback" to sweep ahead of attacking aircraft, manage the mission, and protect aircraft carriers and their support vessels by providing expanded battlespace awareness, and multi-sensor fusion. The E-2D made its first carrier landing in February 2011.

The sophisticated surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft has true 360-degree radar coverage, all-weather tracking; open-architecture, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based hardware and software; network enabled capability; multi-mission flexibility ranging from command and control through missile defense to border security.

The Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Bethpage, N.Y., will build the advanced E-2D Hawkeye aircraft with partners BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, L3 Communications, and Rolls Royce.

Aircraft designers also will do work on the new aircraft in Syracuse, N.Y.; St. Augustine, Fla.; El Segundo, Calif.; Indianapolis; Menlo Park, Calif.; and Rolling Meadows, Ill., and should be finished by May 2015.

For more information contact Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems online at www.as.northropgrumman.com, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO MOST RECENT WINNERS. "Nick from SPARWAR" and "Bridget from AOC."


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

F-SIM-LDR ARINC 615A Data Loader

AIT's F-SIM-LDR, or Flight Simulyzer Loader, is a complete ARINC-615A Data Loader development kit...

cPCI-1760-SW-4

AceXtreme® Bridge Device - Smart Protocol Converter

DDC’s AceXtreme Bridge Device converts avionics messages in real time between Ethernet, MIL-STD-1...

Related Companies

CES - Creative Electronic Systems SA

Has been designing and manufacturing complex high-performance avionics, defense and communication boards, subsystems ...

Boker's Inc

Boker's, Inc. can manufacture your flat washers, spacers and shims with an outside diameter from 0.080" to 12" and ma...

DLS Electronic Systems Inc

Provides EMC/EMI & Environmental testing to MIL-STD 461-A-F, MIL-STD 810 & RTCA DO-160-C-G, Boeing, Airbus FAA AC20-1...
Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the latest hardware and software trends for high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications in demanding military signals intelligen...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

Engineering the VPX high-speed data path for physical and signal integrity

Join Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity, for an overview webinar of the standards, technologies and trends involving VITA and TE.

social activity

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE