Air Industries Group, an integrated Tier 1 manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for mission-critical aerospace and defense applications, and a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, today announced that its Long Island based subsidiary, Air Industries Machining Corp., has been awarded a contract to produce complete Main and Nose landing gear and ancillary components for the US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, airborne early warning aircraft. The contract value is approximately $12.4 million with deliveries beginning next year and is expected to be completed in 2024.
The E-2D is a vital aircraft for the US Navy. The aircraft provides all-weather airborne early warning and command and control capabilities for all US Navy aircraft carrier battle groups. E-2 aircraft are also operated by several foreign militaries, most notably Japan which operates the latest E-2D variant.
Mr. Lou Melluzzo, CEO of Air Industries, commented: “This contract win is significant. The E-2D and earlier variants of the aircraft have been an important platform at Air Industries for decades. The evolution of our E-2D product mirrors the development of our business over the years. We began producing individual parts for the landing gear as a Tier 2 supplier. Today we manufacture complete, ready to install, landing gear, as a Tier 1 supplier to the Original Equipment Manufacturer. The E-2D Aircraft is one of five major aircraft platforms we support and it represented approximately 15% of our total sales in 2021.”