The Pentagon has awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract worth over $164 million for procurement of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan, the Department of defense announced Wednesday.
“Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $164,326,263 firm-fixed-price modification (P00061) to a previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999). This modification provides for the procurement of one Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan,” the statement says.
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is an all-weather, tactical airborne early warning aircraft that is capable of deploying from an aircraft carrier.
Work on the contract will occur at locations across the United States, as well as in Canada, Italy and UK, and is expected to be complete in March 2020, the release added.