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US Navy issues Northrop Grumman a contract for the production of five more advanced AWACS E-2D Advanced Hawkai aircraft

US Navy issues Northrop Grumman a contract for the production of five more advanced AWACS E-2D Advanced Hawkai aircraftThe US Navy awarded Northrop Grumman a contract worth 113,7 million for the manufacture of the next five serial advanced long-range radar detection and control aircraft (AEWS) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye for the second installment.

The contract provides for the cost of purchasing materials with a long production time and the necessary technical work.

The program E-2D provides for the construction of X-NUMX airplanes for AEW. The issued contract is one of the stages of the implementation of this program, during which production of the aircraft of the head lot and production vehicles in the amount of 75 units was financed.

In June of this year, Northrop Grumman delivered the US Navy 10-th "Advanced Hawk" E-2D. Another 10 aircraft are at various stages of manufacturing and flight testing. Achievement of the initial combat readiness of DRLOI E-2D airplanes is planned for 2015 year.
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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 24 July 2013 10: 37
    We also need to catch up on this issue ... such planes in modern combat - eyes and ears ...
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 24 July 2013 10: 45
      Yeah. How would we such a pace of procurement and most importantly construction.
      Although it’s silly to compare, the gap between the economy of the Russian Federation and the USA is big
      1. Argon
        Argon 24 July 2013 11: 39
        What is characteristic, the gap between the economies (not potentials) of the USSR and the USA was not much smaller, but this was not reflected in the country's combat readiness. As a matter of fact, I would like to draw attention to the fact that at the moment we do not have an analogue of such a machine, but we need it yesterday .
        1. gregor6549
          gregor6549 24 July 2013 19: 11
          Such a machine is needed only under one condition: if there are enough aircraft carriers. If you make such an aircraft for just one aircraft carrier, then it will be worth its weight in gold. Taking into account the experience gained during the creation of MIG31, when the radars of several MIG31 could create a combined radar field covering a substantial volume of space, the same field could be created using the same dryers already based on the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. At the same time, these flying radars will be able not only to detect and track targets, but also to reliably protect themselves, which in the case of Hokai is unlikely to succeed. Moreover, Hawkeye, due to his low speed and maneuverability, can be relatively easily hit by anti-radar missiles, even if he can detect them. But try to get into the nimble DRYER. In addition, a radar operating in the active mode is not always needed for DRY. It also has other sensors, for example IR, and the radar can be switched to passive mode when a direct and obvious threat is detected
  2. Nayhas
    Nayhas 24 July 2013 10: 39
    Well, there are simply no other words ...
    Well, now - get it, -
    All that's left is to just swear! "
    V.S. Vysotsky.
    1. svp67
      svp67 24 July 2013 10: 43
      Quote: Nayhas
      Well, now - get it, -
      All that's left is to just swear! "

      This one is still possible to get, I think for the "400-ok" it is quite within reach ... But the news is really thought-provoking. So they put the drone-UAV operators on these new planes and they can get a serious apparatus ...
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 24 July 2013 10: 52
        So such an option is simply impossible, because it is difficult to blame Americans for madness.
  3. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 24 July 2013 10: 59
    God willing, grandmas will end in the middle of the project, well, or the machine will break.
  4. Yeraz
    Yeraz 24 July 2013 12: 01
    Awesome budget cuts they have, what would they be if they cut the budget, and given the social costs for the military, which are many times higher ...
  5. Nitarius
    Nitarius 24 July 2013 12: 52
    I hope that VOVAN and SHOYGU also read the news! and they understand that they need to move their enterprises! Otherwise, "friendly" neighbors will gather for a visit!
  6. ratuld
    ratuld 25 July 2013 07: 11
    Whether these same AWACS aircraft are needed in modern warfare is an open question.
    It is believed that this is just a very expensive target.
    Or command and control in clashes with a knowingly weak enemy.
    But the S-500 and other air defense systems are more than a strategic component of any self-respecting state.