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JSTARSJoint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
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The rest of the JSTARS remain in middle Georgia and are standing by to help with recovery efforts if needed.
"JSTARS is going to have a hard time being able to get close [to the fight] and stay close enough to be effective," Gen.
"We believe this option is well worth exploring." Jstars or Joint Stars -- short for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System -- is a Boeing 707-300 airframe that Northrop equipped with radar, sensors and moving-target indicators.
The $7 billion program to replace the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, to give JSTARS its full name, was thrown into doubt by that assessment from the Air Combat Command last year.
The JSTARS also provided real-world GMTI for several hours in the middle of the training event to exercise the Tactical Ground Station and GEOINT teams.
In Iraqi Freedom, 9 of the 116th Air Control Wing's 15 E-8C JSTARS aircraft were available and made a tremendous difference.
For Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector, JSTARS was initially tasked to support operations in Libya as an ISR asset but quickly filled operational-level C2 voids by chance rather than design (see "Command and Control in Africa" by Maj Damon Matlock, Maj Jonathan Gaustad, Maj Jason Scott, and Capt Danielle Bales).
The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Jstars) T3 testbed aircraft from Northrop Grumman has successfully completed its maiden flight under the power of new, upgraded Pratt & Whitney production-configured engines.
The parts included two voltage regulators and one operational amplifier, which, in the event of failure, according to the GAO, "could pose risks to the functioning of the electronic system where the parts reside." Let's look more closely at one of those parts: The operational amplifier of the sort that failed its tests may be commonly found in the Army and Air Force's Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS); the Air Force's F-15 Eagle fighter plane; and the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps' Maverick AGM-65A missile.
The youngsters were told by senior casting agent manager Carol Brock: "Imagine it's JSTARS November 6 and you are not here at the Waterfront but at the Odyssey Arena.
For example, critical enablers like AWACS, JSTARS, and additional tankers arrived well after combat operations were initiated.
Platforms procuring MIDS JTRS include the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, E-8C JSTARS, and the Air Force's RC-135 Rivet Joint and EC-130H Compass Call.