HUNT VALLEY, Md.U.S. Army officials ordered an additional 24 RQ-7B V2 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from Textron Systems Unmanned Systems. The contract is estimated to be $116.5 million with deliveries to start in 2018.

The Shadow V2 is designed for multi-mission, single-sortie profiles, and manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T). It includes ahigh-bandwidth, encrypted data link that enables the aircraft to carry payloads ranging from high-definition video to secure control for prosecution missions.

The Army is currently teaming the Shadow V2 system with itsApache helicopter fleet for scouting missions within itscombat aviation brigades. The Department of Defense (DoD) previously purchased 117 Shadow systems that are operated by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Special Operations Command.

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