31 Aug '15, 8am

No More Waiting: Forge Straight Ahead On JSTARS via @BreakingDefense

Canada-based Bombardier joined the Lockheed-Raytheon team to build a replacement for the aging JSTARS (Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack Radar System) aircraft during the Paris Air Show. Northrop Grumman, announced the week before that it would team with General Dynamics, Gulfstream, and L-3. Boeing is going big, with a 737. The Air Force recently announced the first JSTARS contracts, and the Air Force Chief testified to Congress on the program’s importance. Lockheed won $10.5 million. Northrop Grumman, the incumbent, got $10 million. Boeing received just under $10 million. The JSTARS fleet is due for retirement in 2019 so there’s not a lot time to build a replacement. A former JSTARS operator, now a professor at George Mason University, penned this opinion pice urging the Air Force and the Pentagon to move straight ahead on the program. Read on. The Editor. The prog...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2015/08/no-more-waiting-forge-...

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