2008/2009 Sustainment for E-2Cs in Egypt, Taiwan
While the USA prepares to field the next-generation E-2D Hawkeye as its next-generation naval AWACS, existing Hawkeye customers continue to rely on the E-2C. In some cases, this means aircraft purchase requests (q.v. Egypt, UAE), which will become even more attractive as the US Navy’s E-2C fleet becomes available for resale. In other cases (France, Japan, some Egyptian, 2/6 in Taiwan), it has meant upgrades to the Hawkeye 2000 standard. All fleets, however, will require ongoing sustaining support, i.e. technical expertise and spares. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Bethpage, NY recently picked up a couple of awards along those lines from foreign customers, channeled through US NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command) in Patuxent River, MD:
Dec 28/07: An $8.6 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00421-05-G-0001) for calendar year 2008 and 2009 sustaining support for the Egypt Foreign Military Sales E-2C aircraft program. Work will be performed in Bethpage, N.Y., and is expected to be complete in December 2009.
Dec 28/07: A $5.9 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00421-05-G-0001) for sustaining support for the Taiwan Foreign Military Sales E-2C aircraft program (actually known as E-2T) through calendar year 2008.