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

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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.

NIGHTWARDEN<sup>TM</sup> TUAS

70 percent commonality with the Shadow® v2 for easy and affordable upgrade
Demonstrated precision weapons capability
Satellite communications (SATCOM) and Dual-payload capabilities for greater mission flexibility
Significantly lower noise signature
Continuity with established training, support and sustainment
Endurance
15 hours
18+ 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
1,100 km - SATCOM Configuration
Leading tactical capability, strategic value

The NIGHTWARDEN TUAS combines greater endurance and payload capacity than the currently fielded TUAS, our NIGHTWARDEN system brings benchmark-setting, multi-mission performance in its class – leading tactical 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

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