Improvised Theater

Barrie, Douglas; Wall, Robert
February 2009
Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/2/2009, Vol. 170 Issue 5, p32
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The article reports on the move by Great Britain and France to counter improvised explosive devices (IED) in Afghanistan to support Afghanistan mission. The Royal Air Force's Sentinel R1 airborne stand-off radar aircraft along with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will be deployed. France is also looking to bolster its UAV resources in theater. One of the areas examined during its first operational use was the ability to employ the aircraft's synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to search for IED.


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