Thursday, February 12, 2009

  • Name: Sentinel R1
  • Cost: 1bn pound
  • Abilities: worlds most sophisticated radar equipment which can cover thousands of square miles, looking deep into valleys, picking out well-used enemy routes and mapping vehicle activity.
  • Two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710 turbo fan engines
  • 40,000ft maximum altitude which renders it no threat from surface to air missiles.
  • Crew of five can fly for nine hours without jet having to refuel
  • A thrust of 14,750lbs each with a 0.75Mach maximum speed
Read full story at BBC News.