Joint STARS radar system for E-8C fleet to undergo modification workNews
January 14, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $325 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued support of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). The 2021 contract executes the Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) program for the E-8C Joint STARS fleet with Northrop Grumman as the prime systems integrator for total support and sustainment to the U.S. Air Force.
According to the company, the Joint STARS TSSR program will provide program management, engineering technical support, aircrew and maintenance training, supply chain and spares management, technical data and publications, program depot maintenance, and overall customer support.
The 116th and 461st Air Control Wings of the Air Force receive all facets of sustainment and support for the E-8C Joint STARS fleet at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and forward operating locations overseas. The teams working on the program are based in Warner Robins, Ga., Lake Charles, La., and Melbourne, Fla.
Joint STARS is designed to deliver real-time battle management situational awareness and wide area search essential to the warfighter through investment and development in its mission systems hardware and software. It combines high fidelity wide-area moving target detection, synthetic aperture radar imagery, and battle management systems to locate, classify, and track surface targets in contested weather conditions from standoff distances, according to the company.