US to sell Japan 9 E-2D Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft worth $3 billion

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US to sell Japan 9 E-2D Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft worth $3 billion
Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

The United States has approved a 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 $3.135 billion.

The principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems in Melbourne, Florida.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Sept. 7, 2018.

The Government of Japan has requested to buy up to nine (9) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, twenty eight (28) T56-A-427A engines (18 installed and 10 spares), twelve (12) Multifunction Information Distribution System/Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS/JTRS) terminals (9 installed and 3 spares), ten (10) APY-9 Radars (9 installed and 1 spare), eleven (11) AN/AYK-27 Integrated Navigation Control and Display Systems (INCDS) (9 installed and 2 spares), thirty (30) LN-251 Embedded Global Positioning Systems/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGIs) with Embedded Airborne Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Receiver (18 installed and 12 spares), and twelve (12) AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measures (ESM, 9 installed and 3 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 total estimated program cost is $3.135 billion.

Japan will use the E-2D AHE 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 proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the basic military balance in the region.

There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the Purchaser and the prime contractor.

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