Tag: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
Boeing will begin converting existing Block II Super Hornets to Block III early in the next decade. The fighter’s life also will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours. With a three-year contract award for 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets, Boeing will play a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s...
Advanced Arresting Gear begins next round of aircraft testing with recovery of C-2 and E-2 aircraft
The testing is to ensure that the Advanced Arresting Gear can support the full USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) air wing The Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J. has started to recover the Grumman E-2 and C-2 series of carrier-borne aircraft. The new round of AAG Performance Testing began on May 24....
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 is the most advanced Airborne Command and Control platform that the U.S. has in its inventory U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 “Tigertails” arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. The Tigertails’ journey from Norfolk, Virginia, to the air station is to support the strong, enduring alliance with...
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...