J-Stars Demise Paves Way For Radical Shift In U.S. Air Force Strategy

Credit: Tech SGT Carlos J. Trevino/U.S. Air Force
When a new team of U.S. Air Force acquisition leaders won a heated battle with Congress in July and boldly killed a plan to buy a $7 billion fleet of new reconnaissance aircraft, it seemed like a turning point. A vital and proven capability—in this case, the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Stars (J...

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