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Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)

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Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System TUAS

Overview

With our more than 30 years of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) experience, Textron Systems' Shadow® and NIGHTWARDEN® UAS are the most reliable and capable tactical unmanned aircraft systems for your missions.

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

Shadow® TUAS

  • Proven with 1.2 million flight hours and counting
  • Shadow® v1 configuration in service with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Australia and Sweden
  • Shadow® v2 configuration in service with the U.S. DoD and Italy
  • All-digital system
  • Optimized for multi-mission, single-sortie profiles and manned/unmanned teaming
  • Tested with precision-guided weapon
  • Adverse weather operations
  • Payloads carried: high-definition EO/IR, communications relay, laser designation, SAR​​​​​​

Specifications

  Shadow® v2
Payload 95 lb (43 kg)
Payload Power up to 500 watts
Max Wingspan 20.4 ft (6.2 m)
Endurance 9 hr
Gross Takeoff Weight 467 lb (212 kg)
Ceiling 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
Max Takeoff Elevation 10,000 ft (3,048 m) density altitude
Landing Tactical Automatic Landing Systems short-field landing with arresting gear

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