|Technicians demonstrating the Joint STARS system. Photo: Northrop Grumman|
[Avionics Today 11-18-2014] The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman's Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000.
Through these agreements, Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply chain and depot maintenance support of the Joint STARS fleet at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and forward operating locations throughout the world.
"As the Air Force looks toward the future of Joint STARS, Northrop Grumman has the knowledge, experience and infrastructure to provide the greatest value in meeting the Air Force's battle management, command and control requirements now, and in the future," said Bryan Lima, director of the manned C2ISR programs at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.