The Air Force's plans for re-engining its 17 E-8C Joint STARS ground-surveillance aircraft are in limbo, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, told the Senate Armed Services Committee, March 4, 2010. Already the E-8C testbed aircraft is fitted with new engines and the service intends to install them on four more aircraft. But beyond that, the path is unclear due to concerns over the E-8C's long-term structural viability and the future direction of aerial ground surveillance, said Schwartz. Here, an E-8C takes off on a mission.
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