Boeing's JSTARS offering is the right sized aircraft with the Size, Weight, Power and Cooling (SWaP-C) needed for current and future JSTARS missions.


The Boeing Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) to replace the U.S. Air Force's existing E-8C Joint STARS fleet provides a solution above and beyond those found with the competitors. With 65+ years of experience integrating military capabilities on commercial aircraft and building on the most successful platform in aviation history, the 737, Boeing's JSTARS offering capitalizes on a global infrastructure including support, parts, training, maintenance and sustainment. Other benefits include right size, weight, power and cooling (SWaP-C) for current and future mission requirements, reduced fuel consumption, in-flight refueling, manufacturing efficiencies, and increased availability rates. In addition, Boeing’s JSTARS is the lowest cost to own and operate—50% less than smaller business jets.



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737 Technical Specifications

Length 110.3 ft
Max Take-off Weight 171,000 lbs
Max Payload ~49,000 lbs
Floor Space >800 sq ft
Max Endurance with Mission Payload 11.5-12.5 hours
Fuel Burn with Mission Payload 4,800-5,000 lb/hr
Short Field Takeoff at MTOW <7,000 ft
Operating Altitude with Payload 35,000 to 41,000 ft
Cruise Speed 405-445 kts
Available Power 360 kVa