Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS

USAF carries out final operational E-8C JSTARS sortie

The USAF has marked the end of an era in airborne command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations after the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) fleet flew its final operational mission on September 21

USAF gifts sole TE-8A JSTARS trainer to Louisiana college

Following its retirement from operational use, the USAF’s sole Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) training aircraft has been donated to the Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana

USAF steps closer to retiring E-8C Joint STARS fleet

The 16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron was inactivated at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on February 16, marking another major step in the drawdown of the USAF’s E-8C Joint STARS fleet

USAF’s 16th ACCS completes final Joint STARS flight

The 16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron – a part of the USAF’s 461st Air Control Wing – marked a major milestone on September 8, when the unit flew its final local sortie with the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS from Robins AFB, Georgia

USAF retires first E-8C JSTARS

RETIREMENT OF the US Air Force’s fleet of 16 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft officially got underway on February 10, when the first of these aircraft departed from its home at Robins Air Force, Base, Georgia, for the final time.

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

Northrop Grumman wins $325m Joint STARS support contract

Northrop Grumman has received a US$325m contract from the USAF to provide continued support for the service’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet

JSTARS shine on

It has been a turbulent decade for the USAF’s E-8C Joint STARS...

USAF calls time on E-8C JSTARS Middle East ops

US Air Force calls time on Middle East operations for the E-8C Joint STARS after 18 years of operating in the region - the second longest deployment in the air arm's history.