The US Air Force will achieve the initial operational capability for the Northrop Grumman Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) this month. The initial fielding landmark was made possible after the US aerospace firm delivered the third production JSTARS aircraft to the USAF in November. Although not yet "operational", E-8Cs participated in the 1991 Gulf War and were operated in Bosnia-Herzegovina. More recently, an E-8C, a heavily modified Boeing 707, took part in war games in South Korea.


Source: Flight International