WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force has launched another multi-billion dollar aircraft competition, this time to replace its fleet of second-hand Boeing 707-300-based Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (J-Stars) tank hunters that first deployed as part of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. On top of an $80 billion program for 100 Northrop B-21 Raiders and $3.2 billion Boeing Air Force One procurement, the Air Force also wants 17 radar-carrying battlefield ...

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