Military Capabilities

US lawmakers want air force to proceed with JSTARS recap

25 April 2018

Key Points

  • Lawmakers propose forcing the USAF to proceed with JSTARS recap
  • The service wants to cancel the programme and proceed with other battle management plans

A group of US lawmakers want the US Air Force (USAF) to proceed as planned with its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) recapitalisation programme.

The House Armed Services (HASC) tactical air and land forces subcommittee proposed in its fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) authorisation bill that Congress restrict funding for the USAF’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) of systems initiative as well as a portion of the proposed divestment of legacy Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS aircraft contained in the FY 2019 budget request.

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