200 TUAS is the latest-generation, combat-proven system within our UAS
family. It is the choice of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for reconnaissance,
surveillance, targeting, and assessment. Designated as the RQ-7B by the U.S. Army,
the aircraft enables brigade commanders to see, understand, and act decisively
when time is critical.
AAI manufactures the Shadow 200 TUAS using the latest
avionics technology and manufacturing processes. The aircraft can see targets
up to 125 kilometers away from the brigade tactical operations center, and recognize
tactical vehicles up to 8,000 feet above the ground at more than 3.5 kilometers
slant range, day or night.
Our Shadow ground control station transmits imagery
and telemetry data directly to the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar
System, All Sources Analysis System, and Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data
System in near real time. It also provides targeting data for precision weapons.
An entire Shadow 200 TUAS — including all spares, personnel, and other components
required to support sustained operations — can be deployed quickly to any
location using three C-130 Hercules aircraft. Short-duration operations require
only a single C-130.