First Re-engined E-8 JSTARS Rolled Out

The team of Pratt & Whitney, Seven Q Seven and Northorp Grumman rolled out the first E-8 JSTARS aircraft with new JT8D-219 engines. The Bizjournals.com website has the story about the U.S. Air Force ground surveillance aircraft upgrade here. The E-8 originally entered service in the late 1980’s and served in Desert Storm and has been used in U.S. operations since. The upgraded engines will extend the life of the aircraft a few more decades. The E-10 replacement was canceled last year.

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