The U.K. defense ministry says it is studying options that would allow it to retain its Sentinel radar reconnaissance aircraft after 2015. The move comes as the Sentinel fleet — based on a modified Global Express business jet that carries the Raytheon-built Airborne Stand-Off Reconnaissance (ASTOR) radar — undertakes missions on behalf of French forces fighting insurgents in Mali, and continues to support the U.K.’s contributions to operations in Afghanistan. In a written answer to ...


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