United States Department of State approved the sale of 3 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and related equipment to France via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) channel, at an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) submitted the necessary certificate notifying Congress of this sale.
The contract with an estimated cost of $2 billion (estimated costs reported by DSCA indicate maximum, contract costs generally lower) includes:
- T-56-427A engines (10)
- AN/APY-9 radar assemblies (3)
- AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measure systems (3)
- AN/AYK-27 Integrated Navigation Channels and Display Systems (3)
- Link-16 (MIDS-JTRS) Communications Systems (5)
- Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) Devices (10)
- AN/APX-122(A) and AN/APX-123(A) Identification, Friend or Foe systems (4)
- Joint Mission Planning System (1)
Also included are Common Systems Integration Laboratories with/Test Equipment, one in Melbourne, FL, and the other in France; air and ground crew equipment; support equipment; spare and repair parts; publications and technical documentation; transportation; training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor logistics, engineering, and technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.
After the request is approved, France will enter into agreement with Northrop Grumman Systems Corp, Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, FL.