More Hawkeye Exports as U.S. Navy Introduces Enhancements
Japan and France are in the process of buying E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes to replace their current E-2C fleets.
Japan’s 601 Hikotai has operated 13 Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeyes since 1987. An initial buy of four E-2Ds has now been followed by a batch of nine to permit a one-for-one fleet upgrade. (Photo: Japan Air Self-Defense Force)