Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Successful Live-Fire Testing Of Shadow TUAS

File image.
by Staff Writers
Hunt Valley MD (SPX) Oct 22, 2008
AAI has announced that the U.S. Army has successfully completed live-fire testing of laser designation capability for the RQ-7 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS). The event confirmed the system's precision, with all missiles hitting their intended targets.

The airborne Shadow aircraft laser designator places a concentrated laser spot on a target, enabling precise tracking by a missile to the target of interest.

Three missiles were fired during the exercise: the first launched from a ground launcher, the second was performed as a lock-on before launch from an Apache helicopter, and the third was a lock-on after launch from the Apache.

"Unmanned aircraft excel in applications where they can keep aircrews out of harm's way," explains Steven Reid, AAI's vice president of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

"Because our Shadow TUAS can provide this valuable laser designation capability, manned aircraft can remain significantly farther from their intended targets without jeopardizing the success of their missions."

Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

DCNS Achieves Automatic UAV Landing On Frigate
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 22, 2008
DCNS has successfully landed a rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in automatic mode on French Navy frigate Montcalm while the ship was under way in the Mediterranean.

  • A Revolution In Russian Military Affairs Part One
  • Russia could pull fleet out of Sevastopol: Ivanov
  • Russian Military Machine Running On Fumes Part Two
  • Swords and Shields: Russia's Med menace

  • Nuclear incident would make 9/11 'insignificant': nuke commission
  • Australia says timing right for new nuclear talks
  • Russia sees clear path for Iran reactor launch: report
  • Russia, India lay groundwork for nuclear pact

  • Army And LM Support Second Successful International PAC-3 Missile Test
  • NKorea prepares mass missile launches: reports
  • Russia denies missile sales to Iran
  • US advises North Korea against test-firing missiles

  • Russia sees no point to more US missile talks: report
  • Russia expects access to US defence shield in Czech Republic: reports
  • BMD Watch: Russia extends ABMs to Belarus
  • Swords and Shields: Russia shields Syria

  • Energy Department has high school contest
  • Researchers Scientists Perform High Altitude Experiments
  • Airbus expecting 'large' China order by early 2009: CEO
  • Airbus globalises production with China plant

  • Successful Live-Fire Testing Of Shadow TUAS
  • DCNS Achieves Automatic UAV Landing On Frigate
  • AAI Receives Contract For Additional Shadow TUAS
  • US drones fly after missile strike in Pakistan: residents

  • 'Dramatic' consequences without US-Iraq troop accord: Gates
  • US insists draft Iraq security pact is 'good text'
  • US insists Iraq pact guarantees sovereignty
  • US 'not at stage' of considering alternative to Iraq security pact

  • Raytheon Receives Contract For Production Of Towed Decoys
  • Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Enters Weapons System User Program
  • Smart Bombs Score Another Hit In Extended Range Tests
  • Boeing Awarded Contract To Continue Testing ATL

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement