The Navy recently awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] $795 million in contracts for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program, the company said. 

Northrop Grumman will manufacture and deliver five low-rate initial production (LRIP), Lot 3, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the Navy under a sole source, firm-fixed price $761 million contract, which also includes long-lead materials for five LRIP, Lot 4, E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes.

Northrop Grumman also received a $34 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye LRIP, Lot 2, aircraft.

"These contracts are a significant milestone for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program and the U.S. Navy," said Jim Culmo, vice president, Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management Command and Control, Northrop Grumman. "The innovation Northrop Grumman applied to the design and development of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye leverages experience gained from providing uncompromised airborne early warning and battle management command and control for more than 50 years. This affirms that the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the right platform providing the right capability at the right time," Culmo said.

To date, Northrop Grumman has delivered five E-2D aircraft to the Navy and an additional six aircraft are in various stages of manufacturing and pre-delivery flight testing.