Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR)

A plane housing the ISTAR radar system under the fuselage

Multi-Intelligence is the first line of defense

Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s ISTAR is a multi-intelligence aircraft that uses artificial intelligence, integrated onboard sensors and advanced processing to provide critical information to military and civilian air and ground crews.  

The ISTAR aircraft helps crews:

  • Track mobile ground targets
  • Map natural disaster areas
  • Monitor vessels to enforce maritime embargos
  • Monitor activities near borders and littoral areas

Raytheon Intelligence & Space is the first company to deploy an international ISTAR-type aircraft through the United Kingdom’s Sentinel program.  The Sentinel aircraft and ground stations operated by the Royal Air Forces 5th and 54th squadrons have been in use since 2007.

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