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US Army to reach RQ-7B Shadow downselect decision shortly

7th February 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The US Army is due to downselect three unmanned systems and issue associated testing contracts for its RQ-7B Shadow tactical UAS (pictured) replacement programme before the end of March 2019, Shephard can confirm.

Despite a spokesperson for the US Army’s aviation programme office saying that the service ‘can’t disclose any details of the source selection process,’ the target date disclosure is a firm indication of intent, with the programme milestone to be followed directly by US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units, carrying out demonstration and testing activities of the chosen systems.

‘The demonstration and testing phase will determine what capabilities

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