Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

The E-2C Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy's all-weather, carrier-based tactical airborne warning and control system platform.   It operates as a component of the command and control functions for the carrier battle group. Additional missions include surface surveillance coordination, strike and interceptor control, search and rescue guidance and communications relay.

Carrier-based E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft direct combat air patrol protecting carrier battle groups   E-2Cs and AEGIS cruisers, working together, provide total air mass superiority over the American fleet.

The aircraft shown here is a E-2C+ with the  is modified with the eight-bladed NP2000 propeller.   The new propeller made by Hamilton-Sundstrand increases performance and safety along with better maintenance techniques.

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