Japan selects Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese Government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to help maintain the country’s sovereignty.
Type selection identifies the capabilities and systems to be purchased to meet specific defence requirements. Following selection, the US Government will be asked to enter into the foreign military sale process for these items.