Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RQ-7Bv2 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)

The RQ-7Bv2 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) provides reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and force protection for the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) in near-real-time during day, night and limited adverse weather conditions. 

The system is compatible with the All Source Analysis System, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System Common Ground Station, Joint Technical Architecture – Army, the Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment and the Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS). The RQ-7Bv2 Shadow can be transported by six Air Force C-130 aircraft. It is currently operational in both the Army and Marine Corps.

1.Video by Sgt. Uriel Avendano and Sgt. Travis Gershaneck Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Photo by Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson 
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing