Textron Systems Awarded $9.7 Million for RQ-7Bv2 Block 3 Shadow® TUAS New Equipment Training

November 09, 2021

HUNT VALLEY, MD. – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it has been awarded a Task Order valued up to $9.7 million for the RQ-7Bv2 Block 3 Shadow®, New Equipment Training. This effort is under the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) Technical Services Field Support (TSAFS) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with the United States Army’s Program Executive Office – Aviation.

As part of the larger initiative, the award facilitates the fielding and training of all 33 Combat Aviation Brigade Shadow platoons. 

This improved Shadow system incorporates significant upgrades such as: 60 percent reduction in acoustic signature, environmentally hardened for flight in heavy rain (2 in/hr.), greater standoff with modern high-definition EO/IR/LD payloads, a new state of the art dual processor mission computer, a highly reliable water-cooled engine with increased engine power (24 percent) and advanced communications relays including a two channel Voice Over IP (VOIP) (air/ground).

“With over 30 years of unmanned aircraft experience, we are excited to continue our work with the U.S. Army by providing them with reliable systems that have been improved to meet the challenges of current and future missions,” said Senior Vice President of Air Systems, Wayne Prender. “This award allows us to continue supporting shoulder to shoulder, while also enhancing our combat-proven system for our customer’s evolving missions.”

Textron Systems’ RQ-7Bv2 Block 3 Shadow builds upon a low-risk, mission-proven platform while delivering new capabilities to soldiers around the world.

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Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

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