Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a six-year, $99 million contract modification with the U.S. Navy to obtain materials and support services needed to manufacture E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft.
The funds will support the production of three E-2Ds for the French government as part of a foreign military sales deal, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity and will use FMS funds to cover the full obligated amount.
E-2D is designed to function as a battle management command and control platform and provide a 360-degree radar coverage area for military users, according to Northrop.
NAVAIR noted on its website that the aircraft can be used to concurrently manage various missions that may occur in a single flight.