Aircraft Upgrades: Notes from Air Surveillance and Reconnaissance




Currently, there are many upgrades in aircraft of note. Initial Operational Capability The ASTOR-equipped Sentinel R.Mk.1 aircraft, which has an initial operational capability (IOC) of 2016, of the RAF’s 5 squadron is getting a mid-life upgrade. Raytheon has plans to further enhance the aircraft’s capability by adding both COMINT and SIGINT capabilities so it can become a Multi-Int. Platform. The 2015 BAMS IOC complements the IOC of the P-8 Posiedon (deliberately, as both...
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