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