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Japan requests E-2D AEW&C aircraft

13th September 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 10 September.

In a package worth $3.14 billion, Japan has requested up to nine E-2D AHE aircraft, 28 T56-A-427A engines, 12 multifunction information distribution system/joint tactical radio system terminals, ten APY-9 radars, 11 AN/AYK-27 integrated navigation control and display systems, 30 LN-251 embedded GPS/INS with embedded airborne selective availability anti-spoofing module receiver and 12 AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measures.

The requested package also includes aircraft ancillary equipment, modifications, spare and repair parts, and other related logistical and programme support.

Japan will use the E-2D AHE aircraft to provide AEW&C situational awareness of air and naval activity in the Pacific region and augment its existing E-2C Hawkeye fleet.  

If the sale goes ahead, Northrop Grumman will be the prime contractor.

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