Digital quarterback of Air warfare
|Credit: Jason Walsh|
Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Twenty Five, the “Tigertails,” is the first squadron to become fully operational with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Built by Northrop Grumman, the company calls the aircraft a “digital quarterback” to conduct sophisticated, concurrent battle management command and control for the Navy.
Missions can include airborne strike, ground force support, rescue operations and managing a reliable communications network capable of supporting drug interdiction operations. The use of its new glass cockpit and tactical fourth operator display provides the five-person crew unparalleled flexibility in successfully accomplishing these diverse missions, the Navy said.