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RQ-7B Shadow UAV: Surveillance & Recon Drone

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Meet the RQ-7B Shadow: an unmanned aerial vehicle used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for surveillance, target acquisition, and other purposes on the battlefield. A trailer-mounted pneumatic catapult is used to launch this drone. The drone has a Infrared camera (FLIR), a TV camera with a near-infrared filter, and a laser pointer.

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The military is already working on an upgraded version of the Shadow capable of deploying guided munitions and the QuickMEDS system.  The above video shows the Shadow drone in action.


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