Operates in air and sea surveillance and airborne command-and-control roles. Crew of 18, including an 11-man mission control crew. Flying at 30,000ft it can scan 312 kms at ranges up to 280nmls. Multi-mode lookdown radar separates targets from ground and sea clutter. Transmits information to ground units or ships using digital data links.
Sentry AEW1 Technical Data WING SPAN 44.4M LENGTH 43.9M CREW 13 to 20 MAXIMUM SPEED460kts (853km/h) at 35,000ft ENGINES Four CFM 56 turbofans
Sentinel R1 Reporting NameSentinel Role Letters & MarksR1 RoleReconnaissance
Long-range, battlefield-intelligence airborne radar aircraft for the RAF and the Army. Full day or night capability with a radar able to penetrate cloud, rain or smoke. Stand-off capability of several hundred kilometres, at altitudes up to 50,000ft. Provides high quality, radar ground image and tracks mobile targets. Near-real-time, secure data-link transmissions to mobile ground stations. Forms one arm of the ISTAR triad of Sentinel R1, Sentry AEW1 and Nimrod R1.
Sentinel R1 Technical Data WING SPAN 28.65 M LENGTH 30.3 M CREW 2 flight crew 3+ mission crew MAXIMUM SPEEDMach 0.88 ENGINES 2 x RRD BR710 turbofans
Nimrod R1 Reporting NameNimrod Role Letters & MarksR1 RoleReconnaissance and electronic intelligence gathering
Jet-powered reconnaissance and electronic intelligence gathering aircraft. Carries a highly sophisticated and sensitive suite of systems. Able to transit at high speed and then loiter at lower speed for long periods. Endurance of 10 hours, which can be extended by air refuelling. Carries two inertial navigation systems and a global positioning system.
Nimrod R1 Technical Data WING SPAN 35M LENGTH 35.86M CREW 4 flight crew 24 mission crew MAXIMUM SPEED 500kts (922km/h) at 30,000ft ENGINES Four Rolls-Royce Spey turbofans
Reaper is a Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS), also known as an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Roles are long duration reconnaissance and strike Developed by General Atomics in the US and known as MQ-9 in US Air Force service Reaper is operated by 39 Sqn at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Crew of 2 operate the Reaper and its on-board systems remotely from Nevada Weapons include Hellfire missiles and 500lb laser- guided bombs
Reaper Technical Data WING SPAN 20.1M LENGTH 11M CREW 2 (Aircraft is operated remotely) MAXIMUM SPEED 250kts ENGINES 1 x Honeywell TPE 331-10T Turboprop
HS125 CC3 Operates in the Royal or VIP transport and communication roles. Total of six aircraft, operated by No 32 (The Royal) Squadron, at RAF Northolt. Crew of two pilots, one cabin attendant and up to six passengers. Minimum ground time required to turn the aircraft around after landing. Fitted with a defensive-aids suite to combat infrared missile threats.
HS125 Technical Data WING SPAN 14.33M LENGTH 15.4M CREW 3 MAXIMUM SPEED445kts (825km/h) at 30,00ft ENGINES Two Garrett TFE 731 Turbofans
Operated in the Royal or VVIP transport and communication roles. Wide-bodied aircraft, equipped to promote space and comfort. A strong, rugged aircraft, able to operate from unprepared sites. Four high-bypass ratio turbofans, enabling short-field performance and quiet operation. Fitted with a defensive-aids suite to combat infrared missile threats.
BAe 146 CC2 Technical Data WING SPAN 26.3M LENGTH 26.1M CREW 2 MAXIMUM SPEED339mph at 30,000ft ENGINES 4 x Avco Lycoming ALF502 turbofans
Nimrod MR2 Reporting NameNimrod Role Letters & MarksMR2 RoleLong Range Maritime Patrol/ Recon/Search & Rescue Nimrod MR2 was withdrawn from service in March 2010
Nimrod MR2 was withdrawn from service in March 2010 Nimrod was the only jet-powered maritime patrol aircraft prior to the development of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon. Roles were anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare and search and rescue. Endurance of 10 hours Crew of 13, which included ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ sensor coordination teams. Carried Sting Ray torpedoes, Harpoon antiship missiles, bombs and depth charges.
Nimrod MR2 Technical Data WING SPAN 35M LENGTH 38.63M CREW 12 MAXIMUM SPEED 500kts (922km/h) at 30,000ft ENGINES Four Rolls-Royce Spey turbofans