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New Navy Aircraft Goes Operational

Defense News reports that “the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye was declared to be operational, meaning that deployment training for the US Navy’s newest airborne warning and control aircraft can begin in earnest.”  

“Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Advanced Hawkeye was achieved Oct. 10 when Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) was certified to have five operational aircraft, five trained air crews and a fully-certified maintenance team.”  

“With IOC declared, the VAW-125 Tigertails now will train with Carrier Air Wing 1, scheduled to deploy next year aboard the carrier Theodore Roosevelt.”

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