The US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes Watch for Chinese Stealth Fighters (Video)

E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes

The Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye completed its first aerial refueling earlier this summer. The new capability, which will be eventually be retrofitted onto the U.S. Navy’s entire E-2D fleet, will greatly increase the range and endurance of the Advanced Hawkeye. That is particularly important as the United States focuses more on the Asia-Pacific region, where the vast distances over the Pacific are increasingly forcing the Navy to look for way to extend the reach of its carrier air wings.