Egypt is to get an additional Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft.

It was announced on 15 October that the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intended to award Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation a contract to provide the supplies and services necessary to deliver an ex-US Navy E-2C (aircraft A-97) to the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) and get it operational within approximately three months.

The title of that announcement, which was posted on the US government’s Federal Opportunities website, also suggested the work would include an upgrade to aircraft A-119, which was delivered to the EAF in December 2010. […]