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UNMANNED GAME CHANGER: AUTONOMOUS AERIAL REFUELING IS A REALITY

The emerging capability to refuel drones in flight will make even more of an impact than the ability to do so with manned platforms, a practice that began at the dawn of the jet age some 60+ years ago. Nowhere … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 SENTINEL ORIGINS PART II: THE GRANDSON OF “TACIT BLUE”

PLEASE READ RQ-170 ORIGINS PART I FOR FULL CONTEXT BEFORE CONTINUING ON: My first piece on the ancestry of the RQ-170 Sentinel, America’s secret unmanned stealthy sensor truck of choice, got a lot of traffic and was the topic of … Read the rest of this entry

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Eye Opening Look Inside The RAF’s Sentinel R1 Radar Surveillance Aircraft

The RAF’s Sentinel R1 is an indispensable capability that drastically increases situational awareness across the battlefield and assists in shortening the kill chain dramatically. The Royal Air Force would be nuts to throw away such a fantastic weapon system just to save … Read the rest of this entry

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Gulfstream 280 Derived Ground Moving Target Indicator Radar Surveillance Plane In The Works

This modular form of the USAF’s JSTARS and the UK Sentinel R1 should be a huge success. Offering similar capabilities of its bigger brothers but at a much lower operating cost. GMTI platforms have proven to be invaluable assets over the last decade, … Read the rest of this entry

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Sentinel R1 May Now Survive RAF Cuts

This would be great news for UK total force. Ground moving target identification, tracking and mapping is one seriously valuable capability to throw away in order to save a few pounds. http://bfbs.com/news/worldwide/reprieve-axed-sentinel-r1-spy-plane-53697.html My early entry on the issue: http://aviationintel.com/?p=3276 http://aviationintel.com/?p=3843  

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