September 10, 2018 / 7:28 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. approves possible $3.1 bln sale of E-2D Hawkeye aircraft to Japan

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Japan of up to nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft for an estimated cost of $3.135 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday.

It said in a statement that Japan would use the aircraft to provide "situational awareness of air and naval activity in the Pacific region" and augment its existing E-2C Hawkeye fleet. A unit of Northrop Grumman Corp will be the principal contractor. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; editing by Diane Craft)

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