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Northrop nets $286M modification to support first Japanese E-2D Hawkeye UAV

Northrop Grumman has been tapped to build the first ever Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye under a $286 million contract modification awarded by the Navy.

The E-2D is an all-weather, airborne early warning  command and control aircraft, the company said in a release.

The Japanese Air Self Defense Force has operated the E-2C Hawkeye since the late 1980s and is now upgrading to the E-2D.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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