ARIA Aircraft 81-0896 In 1981 the United States Air Force bought eight American Airlines Boeing 707-320C aircraft at a cost of around 1.5 million dollars each with the initial intent to modify four of these aircraft to replace four of the aging EC-135N ARIA Aircraft. 81-0896 was modified for use as a test bed for the SMILS/Optics program. After the ARIA mission was completed 81-0896 was converted for the JSTARS mission as 02- 9111. Source: Randy Losey
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ARIA Aircraft 81-0896 In 1981 the United States Air Force bought eight American Airlines Boeing 707-320C aircraft at a cost of around 1.5 million dollars each with the initial intent to modify four of these aircraft to replace four of the aging EC-135N ARIA Aircraft. 81-0896 was modified for use as a test bed for the SMILS/Optics program. After the ARIA mission was completed 81-0896 was converted for the JSTARS mission as 02-9111. Source: Randy Losey