Employees at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts pose with an E-11A aircraft, a conventional passenger plane from Bombardier that carries BACN electronics above a battlefield. The Air Force manages the BACN program at the Massachusetts base. Photo by Mark Herlihy courtesy of U.S. Air Force

Employees at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts pose with an E-11A aircraft, a conventional passenger plane from Bombardier that carries BACN electronics above a battlefield. The Air Force manages the BACN program at the Massachusetts base. Photo by Mark Herlihy courtesy of U.S. Air Force

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An E-11A aircraft carrying BACN electronics sits on the runway at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on Nov. 16. Photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois courtesy of U.S. Air Force

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