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US Orders 36 More RQ-7B Shadow UAVs, Support Services

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Shadow 200 in Iraq(click to view full) Since being deployed to Iraq at the outset of military operations in early 2003, Shadow UAV units have flown more than 17,000 sorties and 76,000 flight hours in support of U.S. and allied operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. DID has covered some of those experiences and lessons learned. Now United Industrial Corporation subsidiary AAI Corp. has received $152.7 million in contracts for 36 Shadow UAVs, associated systems, and support. Details re: the contracts, and systems, follow below… RQ-7 Shadow UAV(click to expand) The first contract is an $87.2 million funded contract from the U.S. Army for the production of nine additional Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS). The 9 systems include 36 advanced RQ-7B Shadow 200 UAVs, 18 One System(R) ground control stations, and associated components and support equipment, will be delivered between April 2007 – March 2008. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, MD and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on Jan. 11, 2006 by the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL (W31P4Q-06-C-0292). This is the fourth consecutive full-rate production contract awarded to AAI since the U.S. […]

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