Sentinel surveillance aircraft2022-10-11T17:10:49+01:00

Project Description

Sentinel has performed essential surveillance duties during recent operations, giving UK commanders a true, detailed picture of the battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Sentinel at a glance

  • Sentinel has a crew of five, including two RAF pilots, a mission commander, and two onboard imagery analysts.
  • From their stations on board, the crew can transmit key information directly to UK and NATO forces while airborne.
  • It is operated by 5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, a joint squadron based at RAF Waddington.
  • The DE&S Sentinel Capability Sustainment Team, based at MOD Abbey Wood, keeps these essential aircraft flying and equipped in partnership with the RAF and industry.

“The UK’s Armed Forces are a world-leader in intelligence gathering and Sentinel, and the DE&S Project Team which supports it, plays a huge role in that.”

Wing Commander Andy Knight

Sentinel Capability Sustainment Leader

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