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Israel's advanced Eitam spy plane flies over the Jewish State July 10, 2008. The Eitam, which is equipped with sophisticated intelligence-gathering systems, is built on the Gulfstream G550 platform and has the capability to spy on Iran. The first Eitam was delivered to the Israeli Air Force in February 2007. (Israel Aerospace Industries, Getty Images)
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by xmotex
I'm guessing it is "SLAR"; Side Looking Airborn Radar. Used on SR-71s and U-2/TR-1s for years. You don't need to fly over the target, just be high enough to see it from the border.
Just a thought...
Originally posted by altered_states
It does look cool but actually resembles a private jet that some hollywood punk would use to travel a half mile down the road to mammys for a cup of tea.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Aim64C
The G550 is a great platform for this mission. It flies at high altitude, it's efficient as can be, and has great loiter time.