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Shadow Tactical UAS commences Afghan operations.

The Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System has officially commenced operations in Afghanistan, providing an enhanced capability to the International Security Assistance Force.

The Shadow 200 TUAS is designed to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operational support, enhancing the decision cycle of the support force element, through the employment of its sensors.

The Shadow 200 TUAS replaces the Scan Eagle which has been in operation since mid 2007.

Since being deployed to Afghanistan mid 2007 the Scan Eagle has flown approximately 32,000 hours in Afghanistan and over 6/200 missions in support of the Reconstruction Task Force, Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force, Mentoring Task Force, Combined Team - Uruzgan and the Special Operations Task Group.
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Title Annotation:Digest
Publication:Armada International
Date:Jun 1, 2012
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