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US Army gears up for new round of RQ-7B Shadow Block III tests

13th August 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The US Army will soon move to a RQ-7B Shadow Block III Follow-On Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) phase as it looks to bolster capabilities of the long-serving tactical UAS.

The individual elements of the Block III configuration have already been tested by the army as part of New Equipment Training but the new FOT&E phase, scheduled to begin at Fort Bliss, Texas, in Q3 2020, will be the first time the system has been tested in full.

‘Operational testing will provide data on the effectiveness, suitability, and survivability of the Shadow Block III, including Key Performance Parameters and primary

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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