Northrop Grumman has delivered the first Block 20 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) equipped with commercial off-the-shelf computer systems. Processing power and reliability have been boosted with the use of commercial items such as the dual redundant Mercury RACE and Compaq's Open VMS Alpha Server ES40CV systems. The aircraft is the eighth E-8C delivered to the US Air Force.

Source: Flight International