State Department Approves Nine E-2Ds for Japan
WASHINGTON — The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of up to nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for an estimated cost of $3.14 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a Sept. 10 release. The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale on Sept. 7.
The government of Japan has requested to buy up to nine E-2Ds, 28 T56-A-427A engines (18 installed and 10 spares), 12 Multifunction Information Distribution System/Joint Tactical Radio System terminals (nine installed and three spares), 10 APY-9 radars (nine installed and one spare), 11 AYK-27 Integrated Navigation Control and Display Systems (nine installed and two spares), 30 LN-251 Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems) with Embedded Airborne Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module Receiver (18 installed and 12 spares), and 12 ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measures (nine installed and three spares). Also included are aircraft ancillary equipment, modifications, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, software, personnel training and training equipment, ferry services, U.S. government and contractor logistics, engineering and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The proposed sale will improve Japan’s ability to effectively provide homeland defense utilizing an AEW&C capability. Japan will use the E-2D aircraft to provide AEW&C situational awareness of air and naval activity in the Pacific region and augment its existing E-2C Hawkeye AEW&C fleet.
The principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems in Melbourne, Florida.