Inside the Air Force - March 9, 2018

General Atomics growing MQ-9 radar range in response to new JSTARS plan

By Rachel Cohen  
March 8, 2018 at 5:31 PM
Upgrading the MQ-9 Reaper to track moving targets more effectively will improve the Lynx synthetic aperture radar but cannot replace the E-8C Joint Surveillance Attack Radar System's capabilities, General Atomics tells Inside the Air Force . The Air Force in its fiscal year 2019 budget request decided not to fund its JSTARS replacement program, citing concerns about the future fleet's survivability, and instead invested in unmanned aircraft like General Atomics' Reaper and other command-and-control platforms to supplement the E-8C's airborne...

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