Raytheon gets new contract for JSTARS

“WASHINGTON — The US Air Force plans to award Raytheon and Northrop Grumman two sole-source contracts to mature radar designs for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, the latest step in the service’s ongoing effort to recapitalize its ground surveillance fleet.

The Air Force’s effort to develop a modern active electronically scanned array, or AESA, radar for the next-generation JSTARS is being conducted in parallel with the service’s search for a business jet solution to replace the aging E-8C fleet, currently being flown to its limit in the Middle East and elsewhere.”

Read more: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense-news/2016/01/29/raytheon-northrop-get-contracts-jstars-radar/79517614/

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