Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pods 9/11 - J/Star E-10 hit tower?

9/11 - J/Star E-10 hit tower #2...


E-8 Joint STARS - Background
The Joint STARS program began as the result of the consolidation of
separate Army and Air Force MTI programs. The Air Force was pursuing
a system known as Pave Mover that provided MTI and SAR surveillance,
and included a weapons guidance mode that could guide tactical
aircraft or missiles to targets. The Pave Mover program was preparing
to enter full scale development before the consolidation. The Army
had built a system called SOTAS (Stand-Off Target Acquisition
System), a helicopter-based, MTI-only system that had run into cost
and technical problems during full scale development. In 1982, the
Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USDRE)
combined the SOTAS and Pave Mover efforts into a joint program, later
designated Joint STARS. The Air Force's Electronic Systems Division
(ESD) was designated as the lead service for the program.

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