Northrop Grumman will demonstrate its electronic warfare (EW) capabilities in airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems to UAE armed forces at the Defence Sensors Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

UAE armed forces chief of staff Brigadier General Saeed Obaid Al-Kaabi said the EW conference would focus on the needs of the EW and intelligence community and offer an opportunity for industry to demonstrate its advanced technical solutions.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems AEW&C international programmes director Jerry Spruill said the UAE represented an important partnership for Northrop Grumman and the company recognised the country’s changing needs, particularly in electronic warfare and homeland defence.

“The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye’s robust capabilities provide access to the battlespace, degrade the enemy’s capability to attack, and, most importantly, save lives,” he said.

Modernisation of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye programme involves the integration of more powerful radar and other avionics systems to create an advanced AEW&C.

The EW capabilities allow the aircraft to gain tactical target identification and collect critical threat data.