Artist rendering of Boeing’s proposed JSTARS aircraft, a militarized version of the Renton-built 737 jetliner. (Courtesy of Boeing)
An artist rendering of Boeing's proposed JSTARS aircraft, a militarized version of the Renton-built 737 jetliner. (Courtesy of Boeing)

Boeing puts 737 up against small business jets for $6.9B defense contract

Boeing is pitching to the Pentagon a 737-based replacement for the 17-aircraft fleet of JSTARS jets, used for surveillance of ground forces in a combat zone and to target enemy positions. The rivals are two high-end business jets. The contract may lead to further lucrative work. Updated

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