Bombardier Sentinel R1 ASTOR

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The Red Arrows flying in formation with a RAF Sentinel ZJ691 at Scampton Airshow.

Aircraft Data

ASTOR is a radar system installed in a conversion of the Bombardier Global Express, which is a super large, long range business jet. The aircraft is known as the Sentinel R.1 in RAF service.

ASTOR (Airborne Stand-Off Radar) provides a long-range, battlefield-intelligence, target-imaging and tracking radar for the RAF and the Army and has surveillance applications in peacetime and wartime.

Summary data for Bombardier Sentinel R1 ASTOR -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
Canada2004555n/a

Power

2 x Rolls Royce BR 710 (14750 - 15500 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses BR710A2-20 engines, rated at 14750lb thrust


Dimensions

Dimensions for Bombardier Sentinel R1 ASTOR -
Length99 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span93 ft. 6 in.
Height27 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight54,000 lbs.
Max Weight93,500 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Bombardier Sentinel R1 ASTOR -
Max Speed500 kts
Cruise Speed475 kts
Ceiling51,000 ft.
Normal Range5,000nm (Normal endurance will be around 9 hours)
Max Range6,500nm (Maximum endurance of over 14 hours.)

Updated 6th December 2008

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Bombardier Sentinel R1 ASTOR

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9th September 2017
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