USA—JSTARS Surveillance Aircraft Wraps Up 18 Years Of Middle East Ops

Military.Com | 11/07/2019

The U.S. Air Force has completed the withdrawal of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft from the Middle East, reports Last month, the final E-8C in theater flew back to the U.S. from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. This is the first time in 18 years that a JSTARS aircraft has not been deployed to the region. Over that period, the ground surveillance aircraft conducted 10,938 sorties totaling 114,427 combat flight hours, said an Air Force release. Standard...

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