Northrop Grumman could put the C-2 Greyhound carrier-borne transport back into production - as a replacement for the US Navy's existing fleet of the aircraft.

New C-2s would incorporate technical improvements incorporated on later versions of the E-2C and E-2D Hawkeye.

Some current USN C-2s have been upgraded to have the eight-blade propellers of the current E-2C Hawkeye 2000. The C-2 was developed from the E-2; it has a larger-diameter fuselage.

David Murray, director of AEW international programmes at Northrop Grumman, says the USN is currently analysing potential alternatives for a C-2 replacement.


Source: Flight Daily News