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AUVSI 2012: AAI Textron begins Shadow M2 flight tests

9th August 2012 - 17:03 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas

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AAI Textron Systems used AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America to highlight several upgrades to its Shadow UAS.

‘Our biggest upgrade, and this is not government funded, is our Shadow M2,’ offered Vance King, vice president for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems at AAI.

‘Last week we took our maiden flight,’ King said. ‘So far we have about seven flights under our belts – about 8 ½ hours of flight time – and that’s growing every day. We’re going to be out through the end of the month. Right now we fly on a given day and then tear the aircraft apart

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