192 Squadron (Israel)

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192 Squadron E-2C at the Israeli Air Force Museum in Hatzerim

The 192 Squadron of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), also known as the Daya (Milvus) Squadron, was formed in July 1978 with several E-2 Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning aircraft. The squadron served in a reconnaissance role during the 1982 Lebanon War and in other operations since.[1]

The squadron was reportedly disbanded in 1994, although a flying E-2C appeared in a flight school air show in 1998.[2] The IAF was the first operator to install in-flight refuelling equipment and also applied several avionics enhancements to Israeli E-2Cs. Three of the four Israeli Hawkeyes were sold to Mexico in 2002 after an upgrade package installation, while one was handed over to the Israeli Air Force Museum. The "Roll Out" Ceremony of the first E-2C Hawkeye Aircraft for the Mexican Navy took place on January 21, 2004, at the facilities of Israel Aerospace Industries's Bedek Aviation Group.[3]

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  1. ^ Eden, Paul, ed. "Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Eyes of the fleet". Encyclopedia of Modern Military aircraft. Amber Books, 2004. ISBN 1-904687-84-9.
  2. ^ Squadron 192
  3. ^ Roll Out of E-2C Hawkeye Aircraft Refurbished