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DSEI 2017: Raytheon to improve Shadow capability

15th September 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Uldduz Sohrabi in London

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A new collaboration between the Royal Air Force and Raytheon UK will improve aspects of the Shadow surveillance aircraft, including an incremental upgrade of the aircraft.

At DSEI 2017, it was announced that the UK MoD had entered an agreement with the company for the first phase of an incremental upgrade to the King Air 350-based 'Shadow R Mk1'.

Roland Howell, director of airborne ISR at Raytheon UK, told journalists that the next increment will explore new capability delivery solutions that will utilise innovative technology and commercial mechanisms to deliver a Mk2.

Raytheon will lead the programme to deliver a

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Uldduz Sohrabi is a freelance reporter for Shephard Media.

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