Japan's E-2D advanced Hawkeye first flight completed by Northrop Grumman

The Japan Ministry of Defense selected the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in 2014 to fulfill the nation´s airborne early warning requirements. Northrop Grumman began production in 2016 on two aircraft now in the final production phase.

As the largest Hawkeye operator outside of the US Navy, JASDF also has 13 E-2C aircraft operating since 1983.

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