Rob Weiss: Lockheed, Raytheon, Bombardier Team to Chase Air Force JSTARS Recap Program

LockheedJStarsLockheed Martin has partnered with Raytheon and Bombardier to develop a version of the latter company’s Global business jet in pursuit of the U.S. Air Force‘s JSTARS Recapitalization program U.S. Air Force.

Rob Weiss, executive vice president and general manager at Lockheed’s Skunk Works business, said Tuesday the companies will seek to combine their experience and technologies for their version of the JSTARS aircraft platform.

The team will work on an open systems framework to help the service gain technical baseline ownership for future upgrades, according to Lockheed.

Lockheed said it will work to integrate its systems integration experience with Raytheon’s intelligence, communications, surveillance and reconnaissance experience and Bombardier’s global business jet technology under the partnership for the JSTARS program.air-force-tile-ad

Northrop Grumman announced this week it entered a similar partnership with General Dynamics‘ Gulfstream division and L-3 Communications for the JSTARS Recap program.

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