In addition, the upgraded Shadow aircraft has:
- Increased endurance, from six to nine hours
- Extended wing with hard points to carry external stores and payloads
- An electronic fuel injection engine for greater reliability
- Integration of the Tactical Common Data Link for digital data dissemination and encryption
- New Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS), Universal Ground Data Terminal (UGDT), Portable Ground Data Terminal (PGDT) and Portable Ground Control Station (PGCS)
Addition of the UGCS and UGDT to the RQ-7B Shadow system supports the Army’s vision for a universal unmanned aircraft systems operator, and streamlines the development of new mission sets including manned/unmanned teaming.
“With common hardware, software, controls and user interfaces, the UGCS has been proven interoperable with the Army’s Gray Eagle ® and Hunter assets, as well as the Shadow system,” says Reid. “It also complies with unmanned aircraft systems interoperability recommendations including NATO Standardization Agreement 4586. Based on our battle-proven One System ® command and control architecture, the UGCS is ‘universal’ in the most fundamental sense.”
The UGCS includes several features for ease of use, including:
- More comfortable seating
- Individually controlled vents for heating and air conditioning
- Dual 30-inch monitors
- More leg room
- White boards
- Multiple, centrally located radios
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV