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Air Warfare

Northrop Grumman gains more work on French Advanced Hawkeye deal

19th April 2021 - 10:57 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The French Navy already operates E-2C Hawkeye aircraft in the AEW&C role. (Photo: French Navy)

Modification to FMS for France includes procurement of long-lead items for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

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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