Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Final Sentinel R Mk 1 delivered, successful trial in Afghanistan

Raytheon have delivered the final Sentinel R Mk 1 as part of the Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) programme for the RAF. The programme includes 5 Sentinel aircraft along with six tactical ground station units, two operational level ground station units and other support equipment.

The Sentinel has meanwhile been praised following it's successful trial in Afghanistan last year. Defence Minister Quentin Davis called it a "key element of the modern network-enabled battlefield." So there.

The RAF article gives a good overview of what ASTOR actually does and what it brings to the table.

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