ASTOR Mid-Life Upgrade Planned

The ASTOR-equipped Sentinel R.Mk.1 aircraft of the RAF’s 5 (AC) squadron are proving their worth as ISR Systems in Afghanistan. Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the system was declared in June 2009 and the aircraft has already established itself as a force-multiplier in-theatre. However, a mid-life upgrade is due in 2016 and Raytheon have plans to further enhance the aircraft’s capability. Although no modification of the SAR Sensor is required, the existing communications...
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