U.K. and France look to reinforce ISR capability to support Afghanistan mission
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 ...
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