Chile: C-130 collects Sentinels

An AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radar is loaded onto a Chilean Air Force C-130 ready for transport. (USAF)
An AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radar is loaded onto a Chilean Air Force C-130 ready for transport. (USAF)

The Fuerza Aérea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) has sent a Lockheed Martin C-130 turboprop freighter to collect AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel X-band short-range air defence radars which have been purchased via a Foreign Military Sale from the United States.

These radars have a range of 40-75 kilometres (22-40 nautical miles) depending on the variant, and a ceiling of up to 39,000 feet (12,000 metres). Two of the radars were loaded onto the aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California, for their journey to Latin America.

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