PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1491 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.
HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2081 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1483 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.