First E-2D Capable of Aerial Refueling Joins the Fleet

September 12, 2019 – An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye capable of aerial refueling landed at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 9, officially marking the arrival of this upgraded aircraft to the fleet. “This is an important day for naval aviation as we continue to increase our capabilities and maintain our competitive edge in the skies,” said Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, “This capability will extend the endurance of Hawkeyes, increasing the Navy’s battlespace awareness and integrated fire control – both from the air and the sea.” The…

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Lockheed Martin Receives Award From Northrop Grumman To Produce More APY-9 Radars For The United States Navy’s E-2D Program

July 25, 2019 – Lockheed Martin’s Radar Sensor Systems market segment has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman worth over $600 million for multi-year production (MYP) of 24 additional APY-9 radars for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program. It’s also known as the Advanced Hawkeye program. The APY-9 radar program is nearing completion of a current five-year production contract in 2020, and this new award calls for another five years of production – with deliveries spanning from 2021 to 2025. The latest radar order will include Lockheed Martin’s new…

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Japan – E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft

August 10, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of up to nine (9) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for an estimated cost of $3.135 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Sept. 7, 2018. The Government of Japan has requested to buy up to nine (9) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, twenty eight (28) T56-A-427A engines (18…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 11, 2018

Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Florida, is being awarded $14,992,296 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-17-C-0024) to exercise an option to procure 144 Lot 41 fiber channel network switch systems (FCNS-24) for the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and E-2D aircraft in support of the Navy, and the governments of Australia and Kuwait. Work will be performed in Malabar, Florida, and is expected to be completed in February 2020. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy); research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $14,992,296…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 11, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $77,706,749 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cyber security support services to sustain the analysis, design, development, test, integration, deployment and operations of information technology systems and services for the cyber security workforce. Work will be performed in China Lake, California (80 percent); Point Mugu, California (10 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (7 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2022. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $2,292,477 are being obligated at time of…

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Christmas Reunion for VAW 121 as the Squadron Returns to NAS Norfolk

More than 160 men and women and five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft of the “Bluetails” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 returned home just in time for the holidays Dec. 5, following their six-month deployment. The squadron, commanded by Cmdr. Michael Finn, left its home base of Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk June 3 on a regularly scheduled deployment as part of the Bremerton, Washington-based Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG 11) and steamed via U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations (AOO) to the Arabian Gulf in the…

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Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Navy for new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program. The initial contract is valued at $34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service. “The Navy will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS)…

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Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Navy for new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer in support of the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program. The initial contract is valued at $34.5 million with a total of $85.9 million on other E-2D training systems currently in service. “The Navy will have the tools they need to maintain readiness and train personnel on the complicated mission scenarios involving the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions (STS)…

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E-2D Aerial Refueling Test Flight Results in a Topped-off Tank

Another major milestone was reached on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program this summer, when the first E-2D equipped with aerial refueling successfully received its first in-flight fuel transfer from a tanker aircraft on July 14. During the four-hour flight, the pilots performed 10 dry plugs and two wet plugs, resulting in the successful transfer of more than 1,700 pounds of fuel from a U.S. Navy KC-130 Hercules to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. ”Passing fuel for the first time airborne is a significant milestone in the development of this critical technology…

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