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Australian Shadow nears full operational capability

25th February 2013 - 14:43 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Melbourne

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An ‘Australianised’ variant of the Shadow 200 unmanned air system (UAS) should achieve full operating capability by the end of this year.

Speaking at the Unmanned Vehicle Applications conference on 25 February in Melbourne Commanding Officer of the Australian Army’s 20 STA Regiment Lt Col Bede Galvin said changes to the UAS ‘were 90 per cent done’.

The Australian Army will operate two systems with one based in Australia and another deployed to Afghanistan.

Australia uses nine Unimog vehicles to support its five aircraft system with two launchers as opposed to the US Army which uses 10 Humvees to control

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