Joint Surveillance And Target Attack Radar System

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Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS/JSTARS)
SSG Koza, David
Class: 16-011

Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS/JSTARS) is a multi-functioning air asset that is to assist airborne battle management, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. I will briefly describe the aircraft capabilities and how they are used on the battlefield. I will also identify significant historic event, how the Joint STARS have influenced Military intelligence, and the second and third order effects. I will also talk about how Joint STARTS will continue to help the evolvement and impacts it will have on Military intelligence. Joint STARS came from Army and Air Force programs to develop, detect, located, and attack enemy forces at a range beyond forward operating troops. Joint STARS E-8C modified Boeing 707-300 series commercial aircraft. The E-8C is equipped with a multi-mode radar, commutations, operations and control subsystems, and antenna. The radar and computer subsystems can display battlefield information on ground troops in near-real time. The antenna is able to rotate 120-degrees and able to detect targets 155 miles away. In addition, the antenna is limited to detect helicopters, rotating antennas, and even slow moving fixed wing aircraft. Joint STARS was deployed during Desert Storm and specifically early on during the Battle of Khafji. The Battle of Khafji took place during 28January1991 and 02February1991.

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