Industry partnership formed by Raytheon, Bombardier, and Lockheed Martin for JSTARS Recapitalization program

PALMDALE, Calif. The U.S. Air Force’s JSTARS Recapitalization program is to have a low-risk, affordable solution delivered by a team comprised of Raytheon, Bombardier, and Lockheed Martin.

The team, led by Lockheed Martin, will provide the JSTARS program with upgraded capabilities and an open system architecture to allow the government to own the technical baseline for future upgrades and reduce life cycle cost.

Within the team members, Lockheed Martin will be the lead systems integrator, while Raytheon brings its ground surveillance, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, mission systems integration, and JSTARS communications experience to the team.

Bombardier will provide its ultra-long-range Global business jet platform, which is suited to the JSTARS program by allowing on-board radar to see further and deeper into valleys and survey the battle space for extended periods of time without refueling and is less expensive to operate than modern airlines.

This collaboration embraces the U.S. government’s desire for strong industry partnerships.