Inside the Air Force - June 8, 2018

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

June 07, 2018 |
Rachel Karas
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...

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