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AAI UAS Introduces Multi-Mission Payloads for Shadow TUAS

  • Easily Swapped Pods Enable Aircraft to Conduct Numerous New Missions
Hunt Valley, Md. - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, along with Phoenix Global Support, announced today the introduction of new multi-mission payloads for its renowned Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Designed to be housed in a modular pod and carried on the hard points on the Shadow aircraft's wings, multi-mission payloads are exchanged easily based on the unique requirements of the supported mission. Some of the early multi-mission payload applications address urgent warfighter requirements including secure, third-generation, or 3G, telecommunications uplink and downlink; signals intelligence, or SIGINT; measurement and signatures intelligence, or MASINT; state-of-the-art communications; precision geolocation; airborne cellular network; software-defined communications relay; and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection.

"The Shadow has always been a versatile system, performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as communications relay and laser designation," says AAI UAS Senior Vice President and General Manager Steven Reid. "Modular multi-mission payloads will expand the user's toolkit even more. This provides greater capability in the field, with minimal logistics. One asset can do it all."
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AAI UAS' modular pod design enables continued growth of the multi-mission payload family as warfighter needs and payload technologies develop.

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Source : Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT)

Published on ASDNews: Oct 11, 2011


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