Air International 2020-03
K.Chapman - JSTARS Shine On /Military/
Northrop Grumman’s entry into the Joint STARS Recap programme - a business-jet-based airframe with integrated sensor and radar equipment.
An E-8C Joint STARS - serial 99-0006 (c/n 19998/750/P-14) - lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in May 2014. The aircraft had just returned from supporting a CENTCOM mission, during which the E-8C fleet passed 100,000 operational flight hours.
An E-8C Joint-STARS operated by the 116th ACW pulls away from a 459th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) KC-135 Stratotanker in May 2012. The E-8C's primary mission is to provide theatre commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations, and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces.
E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft assigned to Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing based at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, evacuated to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to escape the path of Hurricane Irma on September 9, 2017.
USAF SA Aaron Nowak (left) and A1C Taylor Anderson (right), of the 78th Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron, provide security to an E-8C Joint STARS while on deployment at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup, Denmark, in June 2018.
"The Future is Female": Capt Elisabeth Westfall, a JSTARS co-pilot, at the controls during air-to-air refuelling training. More than 50% of the crew and operators during this mission were women, to honour Women's History Month in March 2019.
An internal view showing Joint STARS mission specialists monitoring moving target indication data at their workstations while operating in support of BALTOPS and Saber Strike exercises in 2018.
Lockheed Martin - teamed with Raytheon, Bombardier and SNC - offered a platform almost identical to the RAF's Sentinel R1.