NEW DELHI — Last month’s export authorization from the U.S. government now permits Northrop Grumman to have discussions with the Indian navy on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, a platform that provides a highly adaptive form of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C).
A U.S Navy representative, E-2 New Business Manager John Beaulieu, last week made an eight-hour presentation to the Indian navy on the E-2D after a request for more technical clarifications following a request for information last year.
Source: Aviation Week
This shows us that other armed forces are always upgrading. Indian is not to be trifled with either. Remember Cope-India 2004 where Indian Su-30 series aircraft defeated US F-15s and F-18s over four days of aggressor training.