E-11A BACN

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The secretive role of USAF's E-11A

Lurking in the shadows of secrecy, the E-11A is perhaps the most vital relay and gateway platform in the USAF’s order of battle. Tom Kaminski examines the role of Bombardier’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node

USAF to start retiring Joint STARS fleet this year

USAF authorisation has been granted for Air Combat Command and the Georgia ANG to begin divesting its Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS fleet, beginning with four aircraft in FY22

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USAF makes rare showing of E-11A at Dubai

One of the most surprising exhibits in the static display at Dubai is the US Air Force’s Bombardier E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft.

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Robins AFB set to host USAF E-11A BACN unit

The USAF has announced plans to establish a Bombardier E-11A BACN squadron at Robins AFB, Georgia, which would serve under the 319th Reconnaissance Wing as a geographically separated unit

USAF awards contract for additional BACN capability

Learjet has been contracted to deliver additional Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft in support of the USAF’s Battlefield Communications Node (BACN) programme

USAF orders six more BACN Global 6000s

Six additional Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN)-configured Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft have been ordered by the USAF