Northrop Delivers Two More E-2D AHE Planes to Japan
Northrop Grumman recently delivered two more E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) plane to the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF).
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye number two and three were shipped to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) during March.
The Japan Ministry of Defense chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in 2014 to fulfill the country’s airborne early warning requirements.
The Airborne Early Warning and Control plane had been logged by SeaGull-Jap on 7 March 2020, and the plane were trialed 473 (BuNo 169322) and 474 (169323) and arrived at MCAS Iwakuni (Japan).
As the biggest Hawkeye operator outside of the U.S. Navy, JASDF also has 13 E-2C planes operating since 1983.
The company’s website stated the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game-changer in how the Navy will conduct battle management command and control. By serving as the “digital quarterback” to comb ahead of the strike, manage the mission, and keep our internet-centric carrier battle groups out of harm’s approach, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is crucial to revamping the mission, no matter what it may be.
The E-2D provides the warfighter expanded battlespace awareness, particularly in the space of information operations delivering battle management, theater air and missile protection, and a number of sensor fusion abilities in an airborne program.