AAI Corporation, subsidiary of Textron Systems, has been awarded a contract modification for procurement of 17 Block III kits and spares for RQ-7 Shadow Tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The value of the contract modification, awarded by U.S. Army Contracting Command, is around $26.9 million.
The contract work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 27, 2020.
AAI RQ-7 Shadow
AAI RQ-7 Shadow is an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by AAI Corporation for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment.
Launched from a trailer-mounted pneumatic catapult, it is recovered with the aid of arresting gear similar to jets on an aircraft carrier.
Its gimbal-mounted, digitally stabilized, liquid nitrogen-cooled electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera relays video in real time via a C-band line-of-sight data link to the ground control station (GCS).
The UAV is used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Australian Army and Swedish Army.