Senate floats plus-ups for ABMS as bills aim to block JSTARS retirement

By Rachel Cohen  
June 7, 2018 at 5:07 PM
Senate defense authorizers this week laid out pieces of a plan to speed development of a next-generation battle management network to replace the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, to include legacy command-and-control aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft and a new target-tracking radar. A Senate staffer told Inside the Air Force June 7 the service said in a briefing the three-phased Advanced Battle Management System would cost nearly $360 million in fiscal year 2019 and $2.7 billion over the next...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on the Trump administration's defense buildup and the response by the coming Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Log in to access this content.