Air International 2014-10
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D.Isby - Networked Intelligence /Military/
A VX-20 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye makes its first carrier take-off aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) during carrier suitability trials.
VX-1 undertook the E-2D’s IOT&E effort to develop tactics, techniques and procedures.
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christina Irwin directs a VX-23 E-2D at Patuxent River.
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 is the first operational unit; one of its E-2Ds is pictured here above its NAS Norfolk, Virginia, home base.
A VAW-125 about to launch from NAS Fallon, Nevada; the squadron is scheduled to move to Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan to join the Carrier Wing 5, operating on the USS Ronald Reagan.
Lt Michael McGhan, assigned to the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, performs pre-flight checks on an E-2D Hawkeye at NAS Patuxent River.
Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Ronnie Josey signals for the launch of a VX-1 E-2D.
Возможности E-2D Hawkeye значительно расширены по сравнению с ранними вариантами. На снимке - два первых опытных самолета, использовавшихся для отработки бортовых систем новой машины.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye в настоящее время проходят палубные испытания. Самолет оснащен сложным комплексом бортового радиоэлектронного оборудования, включающего новую РЛС.