Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $285,975,244 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for non-recurring engineering and recurring efforts to support the production and delivery of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (81 percent); St. Augustine, Florida (10 percent); Herndon, Virginia (6 percent); and various locations within the U.S. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $285,975,244 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the Navy will conduct battle management command and control. By serving as the “digital quarterback” to sweep ahead of strike, manage the mission, and keep our net-centric carrier battle groups out of harms way, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the key to advancing the mission, no matter what it may be. The E-2D gives the warfighter expanded battlespace awareness, especially in the area of information operations delivering battle management, theater air and missile defense, and multiple sensor fusion capabilities in an airborne system.
With a two-generation leap in radar sensor capability and a robust network enabled capability, the Advanced Hawkeye will deliver critical, actionable data to joint forces and first responders. These advances provide warfighters with the necessary situational awareness to compress the time between initial awareness and active engagement.
Earlier the Japan Air Self-Defense Force bought thirteen E-2C to improve its Early warning capabilities. The E-2C was put into service with the Airborne Early Warning Group (AEWG) at Misawa Air Base in January 1987.