747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4525 times:
The USN E-2 Hawkeye is almost if not, 50 years old. Now they are coming out with a new model of Hawkeye, the E-2D. I wonder, will there ever be an E-2 Hawkeye replacement, or will it be like the B-52? Maybe a jet powered fix wing a/c.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16260 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4441 times:
I think the Navy could use the V-22 to replace a couple platforms, it could replace the C-2 greyhound, the E-2 Hawkeye and the now retired S-3 in ASW operations. Utilizing the V-22 would enable it to be deployed from multiple platforms other than just Carriers.
Huh? The only operators I know of that operate off of carriers are France and the USN, both of which are very happy with their E-2 fleet. In fact, France is seeking a forth aircraft and the USN is not only upgrading their entire E-2C fleet, but also introducing the E-2D. As the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."