Northrop Grumman will collaborate with General Dynamics‘ Gulfstream subsidiary and L-3 Communications in pursuit of the U.S. Air Force‘s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization contract.
Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president of Northrop’s aerospace systems, said Friday the companies aim to integrate their technologies to meet the military branch’s JSTARS aircraft requirements.
The team seeks to combine Northrop’s experience in developing its E-8C airborne battle management and command and control platform with Gulfstream’s business jet manufacturing knowledge and L-3’s aircraft modification and communication system expertise.
Northrop has produced E-8Cs for the Air Force over the past three decades.
The Air Force wants an open systems architecture in its future JSTARS aircraft.