The Egyptian air force has accepted delivery of the first of six E-2C Hawkeye 2000 export configuration aircraft upgraded by Northrop Grumman Corporation. A second upgraded aircraft for Egypt is scheduled for delivery in early 2004. The upgrade program began in 1999 and is valued at $174 million.
The former US Navy fleet aircraft was remanufactured and upgraded by the company's Integrated Systems sector to the Hawkeye 2000 export configuration, which includes a more powerful, commercial off-the-shelf mission computer, and advanced operator workstations.
Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems is an aerospace and defense systems integration enterprise with the capabilities to design, develop, produce and support fully missionized integrated systems and subsystems. Integrated Systems delivers products and services in support of chosen segments within the broad market areas of battlespace awareness, command and control systems and integrated combat systems. — (menareport.com)
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