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Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Leading tactical capability, strategic value

Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Overview

With more than 30 years of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) experience, Textron Systems' Shadow® is the most reliable and capable tactical UAS to help you accomplish your missions. The battle-proven system has surpassed 1.25M hours in flight, supporting global military operations for countless U.S. troops and their allies.

Our multi-mission systems are paired with Textron Systems' interoperable Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) and remote products for collaboration across the battle space.

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Shadow® TUAS

Shadow® TUAS

  • Proven with 1.25 million flight hours and counting
  • Shadow® v1 configuration in service with Australia and Sweden
  • Shadow® v2 configuration in service with the U.S. DoD and Italy
  • Shadow® v2 block III configuration enters service in 2021
  • All-digital system
  • Optimized for multi-mission, single-sortie profiles and manned/unmanned teaming
  • Tested with precision-guided weapon
  • Increased adverse weather operations
  • Increased Engine Reliability with reduced heat and noise signature
  • Easily Configurable Payloads Carried: high-definition EO/IR, communications relay, laser designation, SAR
  • Advanced Communications Relay

Specifications

 

Shadow® v2 Block III

Payload

95 lb (43 kg)

Payload Power

Up to 500 watts

Max Wingspan

20.4 ft (6.2 m)

Endurance

8 hr

Range

125 km (line of sight)

Gross Takeoff Weight

537 lb (212 kg)

Ceiling

18,000 ft (5,486 m)

Max Takeoff Elevation

10,500 ft (3,200 m) density altitude

Landing

Landing Tactical Automatic Landing Systems short-field landing with arresting gear

Timeline

1985-1990

RQ-2 Pioneer®

1990-2007

Improved Pioneer

1992-1994

Shadow®600

1995

Shadow 400 TUAS

1999-Present

RQ-7B Shadow 200

Present

RQ-7B V2 Shadow 200

2020

RQ-7B V2 Block III Shadow

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