BAE Systems to Provide IFF for US Navy E-2D Hawkeyes

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems, Inc. a $26 million contract for Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) spares for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide Beamforming Networks (BFNs), an integral part of antenna control for the AN/APX-122A IFF Interrogator system, onboard the carrier-capable tactical aircraft. “These sets will provide situational awareness and early warning for…

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FRCSW Returns Its Final PMI-2 E-2C Hawkeye

The last E-2C Hawkeye to complete the planned maintenance interval two (PMI-2) procedure at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) departed the command’s test line August 3 to Carrier Airborne Early Squadron 116 (VAW-116) stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. The aircraft was inducted Sept. 21, 2020, from VAW-123. Developed by the Grumman Aircraft Company in the mid-1960s, the twin turbo-propeller…

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