Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley, co-chair of the House E-2D Hawkeye Caucus, spearheaded a congressional support effort for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
“As co-chair of the E-2D Hawkeye Caucus and representative of Naval Base Ventura County, home to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye training center, I am pleased to support this critical aircraft, which is a game changer for naval battle management command and control,” said Congresswoman Brownley.
Brownley and her colleagues have urged the House and Senate Appropriations Committee support full funding of the FY15 President’s base budget for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, as well as the additional funding added by the House for a 5th E-2D aircraft in FY15. The additional aircraft was identified as a priority in the Navy’s Unfunded Priority List.
E-2D is the Navy’s carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) system. The E-2D provides theater air and missile defense, synthesizing information from multiple sensors and disseminating actionable information to joint forces in a distributed, open-architecture environment. The E-2D program has achieved all major milestones on or ahead of schedule since program inception in 2003. In July 2014, the Navy, with Congress’ approval, initiated a five-year, fixed-price Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) for 25 E-2D aircraft.