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Will There Ever Be A Replacement For The E-2?

Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:34 am

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.


PS: E-2 can be a pain for JBD opraters.
 
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RE: Will There Ever Be A Replacement For The E-2?

Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:18 pm

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.
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RE: Will There Ever Be A Replacement For The E-2?

Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:52 pm

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Maybe a jet powered fix wing a/c.

There was talk about this, however, the Navy took the cheaper route and decided to restart the Grumman line.

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
PS: E-2 can be a pain for JBD opraters.

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."

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
it could replace the C-2 greyhound,

Nope. Not big enough to carry the F-35 engine.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
the E-2 Hawkeye

Nope. The dome issues alone on top of the fuselage would cause many a headache.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
the now retired S-3 in ASW operations

Seahawks took over that role when the S-3 was phased out. However, I do see merit with this particular role that the V-22 could fill.
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