Sunday, December 25, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s Next Hawkeye Plane Can Detect Stealth Fighters

Via comment by Papa on Trump Pits Boeing Against Lockheed to Cut Costs of...


Specifically, the next generation of Russian and Chinese fighters

Earlier this month, the first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft equipped with aerial refueling capability made its first flight.

The ability to receive fuel addresses one of the few shortcomings of the new airborne surveillance plane, which acts as the airborne eyes and ears of a U.S. Navy carrier strike group.


  1. If US EW aircraft can detect stealth aircraft it is only a matter of a couple of yeas before Russia and China will have the technology by hook or by crook. Why are they bothering to buy F35 steath features when they will have no value and the overpriced maintenance to maintain them will haunt them till they are parked in the desert. indyjonesouthere