Stand off: A Gulfstream V simulator assembled by the Lockheed Martin and Racal team which is bidding for the £750m Airborne Stand Off Radar (Astor) contract. The aircraft will ‘comfortably’ accommodate four Army and RAF image analysts. TeamAstor claims its bid is the only one which can carry out all the contract work in Britain. Competing bids are led by Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. A contract should be awarded early next year.