Shadow Family of Products

Shadow® V2

Proven with over one million flight hours
In service with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in Australia, Sweden and Italy
All-digital system
Optimized for multi-mission, single-sortie profiles and manned/unmanned teaming
Carries Textron Systems' lightweight Fury® precision weapon
Payloads carried – EO/IR, Communications Relay, Optional Laser Designation, etc.
Endurance
9 hours
Max Wingspan
20.4 feet (6.2 meters)
Payload
95 pounds (43 kilograms)
Range
125 kilometers (Line of Sight)
The standard-bearer digital, multi-mission TUAS

The U.S. Army's Combat Aviation Brigades are teaming their Apache helicopters with our Shadow TUAS for armed aerial scouting missions.

Additional Specifications

Weight
467 pounds (212 kilograms)
Payload Capacity Payload Power
Up to 500 watts
Ceiling
18,000 feet/ 5,486 meters
Max Takeoff Elevation
10,000 feet/ 3,048 meters density altitude
Landing
TALS short-field landing with arresting gear

2CR launches "Shadow" in Estonia

As soon as the sky was lit by the morning sun, 2CR Soldiers of the Regimental Eng. Sqdn. headed to the Tapa Training Area air field manually pushing a Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) known as the RQ-7B Shadow.

Shadow® M2

Dual-payload and satellite communications (SATCOM) variants available for mission flexibility
80 percent commonality with the Shadow V2 TUAS for easy and affordable upgrade
Higher reliability propulsion system with lower maintenance
Carries Textron Systems’ lightweight Fury® precision weapon
GPS-based automatic rolling takeoff
Endurance
12 hours
16 plus hours with auxiliary fuel tank
Max Wingspan
22.8 feet (7 meters)
Payload
130 pounds/59 kilograms (Dual-Payload Variant)
60 pounds/27 kilograms (SATCOM Variant)
Range
125-200 kilometers (Line of Sight)
Strategic capability, tactical value

With greater endurance and payload capacity than currently fielded TUAS, our Shadow M2 brings benchmark-setting, multi-mission performance in its class -- strategic-level capability at a TUAS size, price point and operational cost.

Additional Specifications

Weight
750 pounds (340 kilograms)
Payload Capacity Payload Power
Up to 2,000 watts
Ceiling
20,000 feet/ 6,096 meters (single payload)
18,000 feet/ 5,486 meters (dual payloads)
Max Takeoff Elevation
10,000 feet/ 3,048 meters density altitude
Landing
Tactical Automatic Landing System short-field landing with arresting gear or
GPS landing with brakes

Apache-UAV teaming combines 'best capabilities of man, machine'

Apache helicopters, teamed with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, are a winning combo, according to Col. Thomas von Eschenbach.