Raytheon has successfully integrated a synthetic-aperture radar/ground moving-target indication sensor into the UK armed forces’ first of five Sentinel R1 airborne stand-off radar (ASTOR) aircraft. The modified Bombardier Global Express airframe is expected to make its first flight with the dual-mode sensor in September, with the radar replacing an original ASTOR payload extensively damaged late last year. Raytheon’s first UK-modified ASTOR airframe will make its first test flight from Broughton, Wales this month.

Source: Flight International