Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems is awarded a contract modification for long-lead parts and associated support for the full rate production of two Lot 7 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.
The firm-fixed-price contract modification, worth around $50 million, is awarded by the U.S. Department of Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds for the amount will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York (29 percent); El Segundo, California (29 percent); Melbourne, Florida (14 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (7 percent); Menlo Park, California (6 percent); Greenlawn, New York (4 percent); Owego, New York (2 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (2 percent); Edgewood, New York (2 percent); Woodland Hills, California (2 percent); Marlborough, Massachusetts (1 percent); Independence, Ohio (1 percent); and various locations within the continental U.S. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2023.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the latest variant of the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye features an entirely new avionics suite including the new AN/APY-9 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, radio suite, mission computer, integrated satellite communications, flight management system, improved T56-A-427A engines, a glass cockpit and, by 2020, aerial refueling capability.