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EW Singapore: E-2D Hawkeye coming to Asia

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Next month the US Navy (USN) will move a squadron of Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft from Norfolk Naval Station in the US to Japan.

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) ‘Tigertails’, with five aircraft and 225 personnel, will be stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Its assets will deploy aboard the carrier USS Ronald Reagan forward-based in Japan.

This will be the E-2D’s first deployment to the Asia-Pacific region, which is on edge amidst greater military boisterousness by China. There is also concern about a resurgent Russia in the Far East.

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

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