Oct 31, 2013 ASDNews Source : Northrop Grumman Corporation
The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $43 million contract to retrofit the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, trainers and laboratories. The contract has options for an additional three years to complete retrofit of the entire fleet.
The contract replaces computers in both the operator work stations (OWS) and radar signal processor, installs larger OWS displays to improve operator situational awareness and migrates the OWS operating system to a LINUX-based, open-system architecture. Upgrades to the system's on-board network infrastructure increase its bandwidth to improve communications performance for the operator.