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Basic Brigade Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) consists of:

RQ-7 TUAS Features and Accomplishments


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Deployed in OIF and OEF More than 350,000 hours flown worldwide More than 70 systems delivered More than 110 systems under contract Worldwide performance based logistics support Automatic launch and recovery from small clearings Trainer embedded in GCS Emplace or displace in less than one hour Flexible design facilitates future enhancements In operational use by U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Manufactured in Hunt Valley, Md.

SHADOW RQ-7B SYSTEM:

Two Ground Control Stations (GCS) with Ground Data Terminals

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Two GCS Support Vehicles

Two Equipment Trailers with 10 kW Generator

One Air Vehicle Transport (AVT) with Hydraulic Launcher

One AVT Support Vehicle with Equipment Trailer

PROVIDING CRITICAL BATTLEFIELD INTELLIGENCE.


AAIs One System is the U.S. Armys premier ground control station, able to collect battlefield intelligence from multiple, unmanned aircraft and deliver it to warfighters.

Three Air Vehicles with Payloads

Four One System Remote Video Terminals (OSRVT)

One Portable Ground Control Station (PGCS)

Maintenance Section:

Air Vehicle with Payload

Contact us at:

e-mail: shadowtuav@aaicorp.com phone: 800-655-2616 mail: P.O. Box 126 Hunt Valley, MD 21030 Web site: aaicorp.com
Maintenance Section Multifunctional (MSM) with Equipment Trailer MSM Support Vehicle with Equipment Trailer
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SHADOW TACTICAL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM

Shadow RQ-7B
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Length: 11.17 ft Wingspan: 14 ft G Maximum Gross Weight: 375 lbs Payload Capacity: 45 to 60 lbs*

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POP-300 EO/IR Payload


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One System Ground Control Station (GCS)


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Day/ night capability Target detection slant range 10 km Target recognition slant range 7 km Artillery adjustment feature Target autotrack feature Additional sensor options

Data Link Range: 125 km Max. Speed: 118 knots Loiter Speed: 60 knots Cruise Speed: 90 knots Max. Altitude: 15,000 to 19,000 ft MSL* Endurance: 6 hrs Engine: 38 bhp >85% composite material *depending on mission profile

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Common Systems Integration (CSI) Various air vehicle C2 Modular software COTS-based Redundant hardware Embedded training Joint variable message format/NATO format compatible

Tactical Automatic Landing System (TALS)


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Inclement weather, day/night performance Meets Army field requirements for automatic recovery, mobility, two-person transportability, and 15-minute setup System components: Portable ground tracking subsystem Small airborne transponder Recovery in sustained 20-knot crosswind

Shadow Hydraulic Launcher


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Air Vehicle Operator (AVO) Display


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Flight and situational awareness Full mission and payload planning Integrated auto-launch and auto-landing Electronic pre-flight and vehicle status monitoring

Mission Payload Operator (MPO) Display


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Autosearch, point-at-coordinates, rate/position, and autotrack Automated marking of searched areas Integration into any C4I system Artillery adjust fire feature Searchable digital archive and retrieval system

Hydraulic launcher mounts on standard HMMWV trailer Four 10-foot sections fold for transport One-man deployable in <10 minutes Launches in sustained 20-knot crosswind

Shadow TUAS Arrested Landing