Pentagon planners have earmarked money in future budgets to refit five E-8C Joint-STARS aircraft by 2006 with an improved radar and computer system that is expected to produce a massive amount of new and high-resolution information about ground or low-flying targets on 21st century battlefields. ``It's a very significant enhancement in the ability of that radar to identify both the location and nature of the targets,'' said Gen. Richard Hawley, chief of Air Combat Command. ``It's ...


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