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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
E2-D cleared for full-rate production
Posted by-Neelam Mathews
Feb 12, 2013
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporationhas been approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). This decision follows a report where the E-2D was declared operationally suitable and effective, following a successful 10-month initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) conducted by the U.S. Navy.
"With the Navy's E-2D program of record at 75 aircraft, this decision by OSD enables the production of the remaining 55 aircraft over the next 10 years and provides the opportunity for a cost-effective, multiyear procurement," said Bart LaGrone, vice president, E-2/C-2 programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "The entire Northrop Grumman-led E-2D industry team remains focused on providing the most capable and cost-effective airborne early warning and command and control solution to our customer."