MELBOURNE, Fla. – Northrop Grumman Corporation received a $302 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued support of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).
The 2020 contract executes the Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) program for the E-8C Joint STARS fleet with Northrop Grumman as the prime systems integrator of all nine components of support and sustainment.
Joint STARS delivers real-time battle management situational awareness and wide area search essential to the warfighter through continued investment and development in its mission systems hardware and software. Joint STARS combines high fidelity wide-area moving target detection, synthetic aperture radar imagery and robust battle management systems to locate, classify and track surface targets in all weather conditions from standoff distances.
The E-8C Joint STARS fleet has flown more than 150,000 hours in support of combatant commands around the globe.