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Northrop Grumman gains more work on French Advanced Hawkeye deal
The Military Aircraft Systems division of Northrop Grumman is working on a $99.04 million contract modification supporting the production and delivery to France of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft.
The modification from US Naval Air Systems Command (with FMS funding) ‘adds scope to procure long-lead items and associated services’, the DoD announced on 16 April.
Work will be performed at various US locations and Aire-sur-l'Adour in France, with an expected completion date of April 2027.
The FMS for the three Hawkeyes was announced in July 2020 as part of a potential $2 billion package for France.
Data from Shephard Defence Insight shows that the French Navy operates three E-2C Hawkeye variants. A previous $180 million FMS deal for France, announced in October 2011, covered an upgrade for four E-2Cs and associated equipment, spare parts and logistics support.
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