U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes surveillance aircraft arrived at military base in Japan

Five U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron fly in a “V” formation prior to landing at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is equipped with the most advanced airborne radar in the world, possessing systems which increase the capabilities to defend Japan and provide security in the Pacific region.

“This aircraft has the most advanced airborne radar in the world, and the people who fix and fly it are the best in the US Navy,” the squadron’s commanding officer, Commander Daniel Prochazka stated.

Enhancements to the E-2D over earlier models include upgrades in radar, computer systems and improved data links, the release noted.

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