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United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition
Washington D.C., United States
10 - 12 October 2011
Textron AAI at AUSA 2011
|Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 09:57 AM|
|AAI UAS introduces the Shadow M2 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System TUAS at AUSA 2011|
AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, announced the introduction of the Shadow M2 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition. On display in booth #1424, the Shadow M2 is the next generation of AAI UAS’ renowned, battle-proven Shadow 200 TUAS, which has amassed nearly 700,000 flight hours with customers including the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
Shadow M2 TUAS Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System
With a wingspan of 25 feet, the Shadow M2 aircraft offers greater endurance for longer mission capacity, as well as execution of new mission profiles. Increased payload volume, dual payload bays and external wing hard points provide additional room for avionics, mission equipment, communication solutions and sense-and-avoid equipment. This payload flexibility benefits both tactical users requiring a multi-mission-capable asset, as well as civil users requiring law enforcement, disaster response, homeland security or scientific support.
AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems has designed, manufactured and fielded combat-proven unmanned aircraft systems for more than 25 years. AAI’s multi-mission capable unmanned aircraft and interoperable command and control technologies provide critical situational awareness and actionable intelligence for users worldwide. Its Australia-based strategic business, Aerosonde Pty Ltd, is a manufacturer of small unmanned aircraft systems. AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems.