France is to order the Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye carrier-borne airborne early warning aircraft as part of an upgrade to the country’s naval air arm. Paris plans to buy three of the platforms to replace its existing three E-2Cs, which regularly embark on the country’s nuclear-powered carrier, the Charles de Gaulle. The upgrade was announced as part of wider spending plans that include an uptick in the country’s defense spending announced by Defense Minister Florence ...

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