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User currently offlineRefueler1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

OK...break it to me gently....how long can we expect the US Navy to keep the venerable Grumman E-2 Hawkeye to provide AEW/ AWACS for their operations? Any ideas or theories on a replacement?


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Thanks for your replies!

[Edited 2004-05-14 18:11:05]


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Northrop Grumman is still building the air frames (I believe they are out of the bomber and fighter business after getting screwed royally by congress on the B-2 program) for the E-2, I don't see any reason that they would do anything else other than buy the new airframes.


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User currently offlineRefueler1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Thanks! I didn't know if they were still building them or trying to develop a newer version / replacement aircraft.


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Well, if they do decide to replace it, they will probably just strap a 30' radome on top of an F-18... seeing as how that's the Navy's answer to every carrier airborne need nowadays.

But seriously, I love the E-2 and hope to keep seeing them for many many years. On a side note, when I fly to St.Augustine SJG for dinner, I occassionally get to taxi behind one or its cousin, the C-2. Grumman has a refurb plant or factory of some kind there.

[Edited 2004-05-14 18:50:14]


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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

For awhile, the new Hawkeye 2000 program is not even halfway finished.
And new airframe improvements are coming also (props, flight deck), along with those system improvements.

FYI- The E-3 RSIP program is almost done, with 40/45 coming around 2010. The E-3 will be around until 2025, with the E-2 till at least 2020-25.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Watching you from 30,000ft (for the government)


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

AWAC..

I was recently in Israel @ Bedek and saw the Hawkeyes being done for the Mexican Navy. Are these Hawkeye 2000?.





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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

No, the E-2C's for Mexico are not of the Hawkeys 2000 model.

User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Here's a picture of the E-2C witht eh new NP2000 eight-bladed propeller undergoing carrier trials last year.




http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=10778


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