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U.S. approves possible $3.1 billion sale of E-2D Hawkeye aircraft to Japan

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The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Japan of up to nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft for an estimated cost of $3.135 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday

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It said in a statement that Japan would use the aircraft to provide "situational awareness of air and naval activity in the Pacific region" and augment its existing E-2C Hawkeye fleet. A unit of Northrop Grumman will be the principal contractor.

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