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Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR)

Country of Origin: Britain


The Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR, formerly called CASTOR -- for Corps Airborne Stand-Off Radar) was developed to supply a long-range battlefield surveillance radar for the British army and air force. Its main sensor, the UTC DB-110, was an upgrade of the Raytheon ASARS-2 side-looking airborne radar used on the U-2 spy aircraft.

The prime purpose of the radar was to provide early warning of force buildups and defensive multipliers through precise information on ground movements...

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