Army Looks to Replace RQ-7 Shadow

Army Looks to Replace RQ-7 Shadow

An unmanned aircraft system maintainer moves a RQ-7 Shadow to the pneumatic launcher prior to takeoff.

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The Army is moving to find a successor for its RQ-7 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system, a drone it has long used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The change comes at a time when the service is seeking to modernize its equipment through its recently created Army Futures Command. To pursue these changes, the service set up multiple cross-functional teams

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