logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Northrop Grumman Receives $3.6 Bln Multiyear Contract From U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) said it has received a $3.6 billion fixed price, incentive fee multiyear contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft on contract to 50.

Developed and produced by Northrop Grumman, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the world's only aircraft specifically designed as a carrier-based airborne early warning and control or AEW&C system. With its structurally distinctive design - a rotating rotodome and four vertical stabilizer tail configuration - the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye provides unprecedented, 360-degree surveillance to the warfighter.

As the only DOD designed, tested and in-production AEW&C platform, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has undergone a significant transformation from previous E-2 models, resulting in revolutionary capabilities, the company said.

This includes the new, more powerful AN/APY-9 radar system, exclusive to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, which represents a two-generational leap in radar technology and allows the warfighter to "see" a greater number of targets at much greater distances - as well as new avionics and a glass cockpit.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Internet access is growing worldwide, but there is still a long way to go before the entire world is completely wired, a study from the Pew Research Center has found. The study also noted that men have greater access to the Internet than women in many nations. Backtracking on its early announcements on digital privacy, WhatsApp is planning to share member information, phone numbers and analytical data with Facebook, to make revenue from the platform. Discount retailers Dollar Tree Inc. and Dollar General Corp. both reported results for the second quarter that missed analysts' expectations. Looking ahead, Dollar Tree also forecast revenue for the third quarter below analysts' estimates and lowered its full-year revenue outlook. Shares of both companies are falling in pre-market activity.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT