Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga., is getting a new mission that could help protect it the next time the Pentagon launches a round a base closings.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Wednesday that Robins will host the Advanced Battle Management System, which will take on a global air space intelligence and reconnaissance mission. As the service transitions to the new mission, the Air Force will continue to fly the existing E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), based at Robins, into the mid- to late-2020s.
“This additional new mission at Robins will be critical to fulfilling President Trump’s National Defense Strategy,” said U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I’m excited to see this take shape in my hometown.”
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