Shown airborne for the first time on Aug. 3, 2007, Northrop Grumman's first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye test aircraft, Delta One, flew to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to begin the next phase of testing. Carrier suitability testing involves catapult and arrested landing structural tests, also called 'Shake, Rattle, and Roll Test,' to verify the aircraft is structurally prepared for the rigors of carrier operations. Northrop Gumman photo.
Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Begins Next Phase of Flight Testing
Almost 22 months after its first flight over the skies of St. Augustine, Fla., Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE:NOC) first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye test aircraft flew north to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, in Maryland, to begin the next phase of testing in preparation for Initial Operational Test and Evaluation in 2011.