Tag: E-2 Hawkeye

Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and E-2 aircraft
The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin by the U.S. Navy enables propeller aircraft: C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, and jet aircraft: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler to perform flight operations aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. The latest Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) by the U.S. Navy has cleared the Advanced Arresting...
When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats intercepted and forced landing an Egyptian Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers
The Tomcat crews watched as the excited Egyptian crew (and perhaps the terrorists) ran to either side of the airliner to peer out the passenger windows at the U.S. fighters close aboard on either wingtip In the following article, which appears in Robert L. Lawson’s book Carrier Air Group Commanders, Capt Robert...
C-2, E-2 completed Advanced Arresting Gear performance testing
The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin, which is a prerequisite for arresting propeller aircraft aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) performance testing has been successfully completed for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced on Oct. 2. The testing supports the Navy’s...
E-3 AWACS crew member explains how a U.S. Navy F-14 nearly shot down a U.S. Navy A-6 during the first night of Operation Desert Storm
  "The F-14 pilot came back and said in an excited voice, 'Target, nose, 12 miles hot, am I cleared to engage?' and again the E-2 stuttered ‘Sta-Sta-Standby' just as my Mode 4 sweep came back as friendly! The F-14's immediate response to the E-2's transmission was 'Fox 1'," Bill Richards, former E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control Systems weapons...
Investigation board determines that "T-45C instructor pilot was flat hatting" before last October fatal crash
The instructor pilot was “flat hatting,” which the investigation board described as “flight conduced at low altitude and/or a high rate of speed for thrill purposes” As we have reported a T-45C from VT-7 out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian in Mississippi  crashed on Oct. 1, 2017, in rural Tennessee. The crash killed the instructor pilot (IP) (Lt. Patrick Ruth)...
Japan's first E-2D has performed its maiden flight
The Japan Ministry of Defense selected the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in 2014 to fulfill the nation's airborne early warning requirements Northrop Grumman announced that Japan’s first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight on Oct. 9, 2017 at the company’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Florida. “The successful first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced...
The "Liberty Bells" had spent 44-years at NAF Atsugi as the forward-deployed airborne early warning squadron for the U.S. Navy, accumulating more than 24 consecutive years and 50,000 hours of Class-A mishap-free hours in the process On Jun. 1, 2017 the last E-2C from Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" left Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan. The squadron had...
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the U.S. Navy will conduct battle management command and control The U.S. Navy has decided to relocate Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 Tigertails from its current location in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. Given that the unit flies the E-2D, Carrier Air Wing Five...