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Shadow UAS sustainment continues for Italy, US

8th December 2017 - 17:16 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Italy will look to maintain its current Shadow V2 fleet through the next decade after awarding an $8.1 million sustainment contract to Textron Systems Unmanned Systems.

The contract, signed on 30 November, could rise to $8.8 million with additional amendments and will run for 30 months to include parts, services, spares and repairs.

At present, the Italian military operates four full systems of Shadow V2 UAVs, comprising of 16 aircraft and associated ground control stations (GCS).

Bill Irby, senior VP at Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, said that the contract would help keep the Italian system up to date and ready

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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