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US Navy deploys anti-stealth reconnaissance aircraft to Japan

Move is seen aimed at countering advanced Chinese and Russian fighter jets

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A U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye prepares to land on the runway of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington, during a tour of the ship in the South China Sea in 2013.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- In a move seen aimed at countering Russian and Chinese stealth aircraft, the U.S. Navy announced on Thursday that it will deploy to Japan its newest airborne early warning and control aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

Equipped with state-of-the-art radar, the Hawkeye will act as the eyes and ears of U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group Five, centered around Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. CSG5 is the only U.S. forward-based carrier strike group home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan.

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