11 Feb '18, 3pm

Air Force May Be Rethinking New Planes for J-STARS

Air Force May Be Rethinking New Planes for J-STARS

After having already spent $265 million toward buying new planes for J-STARS at Robins Air Force Base , the Air Force may be rethinking the plan. A letter signed by five Georgia lawmakers sent to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urges him to stay on the path of buying new planes for J-STARS. "We are writing to you because we were recently informed that the Air Force wishes to explore alternative intelligence and surveillance platforms instead of continued pursuit of the recapitalization of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) fleet," the letter begins. It goes on to state that the Air Force will soon begin a analysis of alternatives to J-STARS, after having already conducted five studies on alternatives. "Abruptly changing course on the JSTARS recapitalization is a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars," the letter states. It is signed by 8th Dis...

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