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Sentinel R Mk 1 ASTOR aircraft

Country of Origin: Britain


The Sentinel R1 ASTOR (airborne stand-off radar) is a modified Bombardier Aerospace-Short Brothers Global Express business jet fitted with an airborne long-range battlefield/ground surveillance radar for the Royal Air Force.

Modified to accommodate the radar and communications systems of the ASTOR, the Global Express jet mounts a canoe-shaped radome under the forward fuselage for the radar antenna. Another radome is placed on the upper fuselage for the satellite communications...

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