Reuters: Northrop Eyes Hawkeye Sales With Other Foreign Countries

Hawkeye NorthropNorthrop Grumman is talking with countries in the Persian Gulf, North Africa and Asia on potential purchases of the country’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft despite the United Arab Emirates’ decision to not buy that plane, Reuters reported Friday.

Andrea Shalal writes the UAE agreed earlier in the week to purchase $1.27 billion in Saab-built early warning planes.

Northrop officials told Reuters Japan plans to buy four E-2D planes and the U.S. Navy has taken in 20 Hawkeye aircraft under a 75-plane production contract.

E-2D planes work to provide situational awareness, missile defense and command and control capabilities for warfighters.

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