Japan wants Global Hawk and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to be its eyes in the sky

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Japan, looking to enhance its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), selected Northrop Grumman's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and an unmanned aircraft platform, the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

The process was type selection, which identifies the capabilities and systems to be purchased to meet specific defense requirements. Following this selection, the U.S. government will then be asked to enter into the (FMS) process for the aircraft.

Contract terms as well as timing and quantities of aircraft are yet to be determined and, as such, details are not available at this time, according to .

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