Northrop to Acquire Long Lead Items for Navy Advanced Hawkeye Planes

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman has won a $113.7 million contract to acquire long lead items and provide support services for a U.S. Navy full-rate aircraft production program.

The advanced acquisition contract covers assembly of five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye planes as the Navy intends to acquire 75 total aircraft, Northrop said Thursday.

To date, Northrop has delivered 10 E-2D planes to the Navy and is building another 10 at a facility in Florida.

Those planes are in different stages of manufacturing and predelivery flight testing at a Northrop aircraft integration center of excellence in St. Augustine, Fla.

The Navy has set the E-2D program of record at 75 aircraft total, the company says.

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