Lawmakers agree to support ABMS, scrap JSTARS recap in FY-19 defense policy bill

By Rachel Cohen  
July 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM
(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information from the recently released FY-19 defense conference bill itself.) Senate and House authorizers now jointly endorse the Air Force's plan to pursue an Advanced Battle Management System instead of recapitalizing the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, according to the conference version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill. Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are competing for the 17-aircraft, $6.9 billion engineering and manufacturing development contract...

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