AIRSHOW-Lockheed teams with Bombardier, Raytheon for spy and control plane

Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:00am EDT
 
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PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp announced on Tuesday that it will team with Raytheon Co and Canadian planemaker Bombardier to develop a new surveillance and command and control aircraft for a future U.S. Air Force competition.

Lockheed said the team aimed to develop a low-risk, affordable replacement for the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), a ground surveillance, battle management, and command and control aircraft built by Northrop Grumman Corp.

Northrop and Boeing Co have also said they plan to compete for the contract when the Air Force launches a competition. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by James Regan)