Countering improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan is providing an impetus to the further rapid deployment and operational use of the Royal Air Force’s Sentinel R1 airborne stand-off radar aircraft, along with unmanned aerial vehicles. France is also looking to bolster its UAV resources in theater. Two RAF Sentinel R1s were deployed for a short period to the Afghanistan theater in the fourth quarter of 2008, and a second deployment is likely soon. The Sentinel was due to enter ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "IEDs Propel Afghanistan Istar Deployments".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.