Navy Orders Two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

A E-2D Hawkeye lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Carter

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered two more E-2D Advanced Hawkeye battle management aircraft, the Defense Department said in a contract announcement. 

Naval Air Systems Command awarded Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems of Melbourne, Florida, a $404 million contract modification to the previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract, the department said in an April 1 release. 

One of the E-2Ds is being procured as part of fiscal 2019’s full-rate production (FRP) Lot 8 while the second as part of fiscal 2020’s FRP Lot 9. 

This modification exercises contract options for nonrecurring engineering and software support activities. Work is expected to be complete by March 2025, the release said. 

The Navy expects to procure a total of 86 E-2Ds. Japan has received four E-2Ds of and has ordered an additional nine. The E-2Ds are replacing E-2C Hawkeye aircraft in both the U.S. Navy and the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.