Georgia Lawmakers Defend Surveillance Plane Based In Warner Robins

Georgia lawmakers defend surveillance plane based in Warner Robins

WASHINGTON —The Pentagon has been eyeing alternatives to a long-standing plan to upgrade a fleet of surveillance aircraft housed at Robins Air Force Base, according to members of Georgia’s congressional delegation, who excoriated the news.
The state’s two U.S. senators and three House members wrote to Defense Secretary James Mattis late last week voicing their opposition to what they said were rumors that the Air Force “wishes to explore alternative intelligence and surveillance platforms” for replacing the current fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, also known as JSTARS.

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