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Japan approved for more E-2D Hawkeye aircraft

9th March 2023 - 00:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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This is the very first of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye AEW aircraft delivered to Japan. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

The US has approved a Foreign Military Sale of up to five additional E-2D AEW aircraft, as Japan bolsters its surveillance and monitoring capabilities.

Japan is pursuing the purchase of up to five more Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in the US notified on 7 March.

The Hawkeyes, to be procured under a Foreign Military Sale worth $1.381 billion, are destined for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). The contract would be prosecuted by Northrop Grumman, with no offset agreements in place.

The procurement includes 12 T56-A-427A engines (two as spares); six Multifunction Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals; five APY-9 radars; five AN/AYK-27 integrated navigation control and display systems; 12 LN-251 Embedded GPS/INS systems; and six

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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