PHOTO OP: US Navy accepts E-2D



Photo source: The DEW Line



Northrop Grumman delivered the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet today at Norfolk naval base in Virginia. Chief of Naval Operations Adm Gary Roughead formally accepted the E-2D from Gary Ervin, Northrop Grumman’s president of the aerospace systems sector.

To read our recently published technical description on E-2D, click on this link: E-2D may not look pretty, but packs new punch

Here’s a low-res copy of Flightglobal artist Giuseppi Picarella’s cutaway drawing for the E-2D, which published as a poster in last week’s magazine.



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3 Responses to PHOTO OP: US Navy accepts E-2D

  1. CircleInLift 31 July, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    No wonder these planes are so expensive, even the windows are gold plated!

  2. FlightDreamz 1 August, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    Interesting observation. The old Grumman EA-6B Prowler’s electronic jamming aircraft had gold plated canopies as well. For much the same reason’s the E-2 windows are tinted gold I imagine, to prevent electronic interference see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage
    And Northrop Grumman DID sign a fixed price contract with the navy if I’m not mistaken…

  3. Burnzy8 1 August, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    When this aircraft gets combined with the new SM-6 missile, look out. The carriers are going to be significantly safer because this combo allow long distant over the horizon missile kills from the escorting AAW ships. Thanks.

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