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More Japanese Hawkeyes arrive amid AEW restructure

15th April 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The third and fourth E-2D Advanced Hawkeye AEW aircraft for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) arrived last month.

The pair of Northrop Grumman aircraft (bearing numbers 473 and 474) were despatched to Japan by sea. The two Advanced Hawkeyes were spotted at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on 7 March.

After test flights they are expected to shift to Misawa Air Base in northern Honshu in Japan, where they will form part of 601 Squadron of the Airborne Warning and Control Wing.

The JASDF formally established the Airborne Warning and Control Wing at Hamamatsu Air Base in Shizuoka on

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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