posted on Feb, 10 2018 @ 01:31 PM
In what will come as no surprise to anyone that follows these things closely, the Air Force will announce this week that they are canceling the E-8C
recapitalization. Under the existing plan, they would have acquired 17 aircraft, with new radar systems. Instead, they will now work to develop a
"system of systems" to tie multiple information sources together into a battlefield management system.
So far, the Air Force has spent $265M with another almost $400M allocated in the current budget. Lockheed, Northrop, and Boeing have also spent
millions of their own funds in technology maturation for the program. Northrop had been selected to provide the radar for the aircraft as well.