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ASTOR Sentinel R1 Airborne Stand-off Radar Aircraft

Maiden Flight

May 2004

Entry into Service

December 2008

Number Built

Five

Manufacturer

Raytheon Systems Ltd

Operators

Royal Air Force and the British Army

Length

30.3m

Wingspan

28.5m

Height

8.2m

Wing Area

94.9m²

Flight Deck

2

Mission Crew

3

Empty Weight

24,000kg

Gross Weight

42,400kg

Two-Shaft Turbofan Engine

BMW Rolls-Royce BR710

Flat Rated Take-Off Thrust

14,000lbf to 17,000lbf (63kN to 76kN)

Operating Altitude

15,000m (50,000ft)

Non-Stop Range

6,500nm (12,045km)

Mission Endurance

Over 14 hours

Maximum Speed

918km/h

Service Ceiling

12,200m

Advanced Side-Looking Airborne Radar

Derivative of ASARS-2

Operating Modes

SAR spot mode, SAR swath mode, MTI

Length

5.1m

Diameter

1.22m

Weight

1,600kg

Operational Level Ground Stations

20ft transportable shelters

Tactical Ground Station

10ft shelters on 6x6 Steyr Pinzgauer trucks.

Communications Link

Narrowband datalink subsystem (NDLS), wideband data link based on Common Data Link (CDL).
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