ISTAR future

Intel Report

Alan Warnes compares the recent RAF intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) orders with those from the rest of Europe before looking at the special-mission highlights from this year’s Paris Air Show.

The second Pakistan Navy ATR 72-212A MPA, serial 78, in the static line-up at the Paris Air Show. The two new ATR 72s are replacing 27 Squadron’s Fokker F27s. Note the dummy MU90 Impact lightweight torpedo carried on the forward fuselage external pylon. Alan Warnes
The first of the RAF’s new fleet of nine Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft takes to the air from Boeing’s Renton, Washington facility on July 12, in the hands of company test pilots. Critical testing took place during the 90-minute flight before the aircraft touched down and moved to the next phase of preparation before customer delivery – installation of military systems. Boeing


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