BETHPAGE, N.Y. – Aug. 12, 2013 – The U.S. Navy
has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a
$617 million contract for five full-rate
production Lot 1 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
With the Navy’s E-2D program of record at 75
aircraft, this contract award is another step
forward in bringing the total current
procurement of E-2D aircraft, including
low-rate initial production and full-rate
production aircraft, to 30.
Capacitors on USN E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
Evans supplies Northrop Grumman, Electronic
Systems with THS3 Hybrid Capacitors for the
Navy's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
THS3 Hybrid Capacitors provide
the very high power pulse capability necessary
for the "
two-generation leap in radar sensor
capability" of the new phased element radar on
the E2D. The high power requirements of
the radar require a considerable number of
capacitors, so Evans developed the THS3 style
hybrid capacitor with an almost square shaped
package. This provides high energy density and
maximum utilization of SWaP.
Evans Capacitor Company
manufactures hermetically-sealed tantalum
electrolytic/electrochemical capacitors used
in aviation and aerospace for laser
targeting, communications modules,
controls, cockpit displays, phased array
radars, fire control and other systems.
Evans Capacitor Hybrids produce up to 2
joules/cc. and 0.5 joules/g. They are used by
virtually every Tier 1 defense and aerospace