E-2D Hawkeye: The Navy’s New AWACS

E-2D St. Augustine

FLA flight testing
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November 6/23: SSA Northrop Grumman won a $31.8 million modification, which adds scope to extend software support activity (SSA) services to align with the extension of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye full rate production, Lot 11, for the Navy. SSA consists of all aspects of software management in support of all software elements of the weapon system, subsystem, and support element levels of the aircraft software that are on the production line and/or released versions. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida; Liverpool, New York; Greenlawn, New York; and various locations within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in March 2024.









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(click to view full) Northrop Grumman’s E-2C Hawkeye is a carrier-capable “mini-AWACS” aircraft, designed to give long-range warning of incoming aerial threats. Secondary roles include strike command and control, land and maritime surveillance, search and rescue, communications relay, and even civil air traffic control during emergencies. E-2C Hawkeyes began replacing previous Hawkeye versions in 1973. […]

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