Operates in air and sea surveillance and airborne command-and-control roles. Flight Deck Crew of 4 and 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
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 duo of Sentinel R1 and Sentry AEW1.
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
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 3 MAXIMUM SPEED339mph at 30,000ft ENGINES 4 x Avco Lycoming ALF502 turbofans