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Northrop Grumman to continue Joint STARS sustainment

8th November 2013 - 05:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $178 million contract to continue to sustain the US Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft fleet under its Total System Support Reliability (TSSR) programme.

First awarded in 2000, the TSSR covers logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply chain and depot maintenance support of the Joint STARS fleet at Robins Air Force Base, and forward operating locations overseas.

Bryan Lima, Joint STARS program director, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, said: ‘By affordably extending the life of the aircraft, Joint STARS remains the world's premier airborne battle management and command and control system. Sustainment ensures that the platform remains relevant and continues delivering this critical capability to our warfighters.’

Northrop Grumman was awarded a $43 million contract from the US Air Force earlier this month to retrofit the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft, trainers and laboratories.

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