Shadow 400  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Origin: United States of America
Corporations: AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Parent System: Shadow 400
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
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Description: AAI Corporation Shadow 400 UAV has been designed to perform airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) as well as observation and battle damage assessment missions in support of naval forces. A single Shadow 400 system includes a control station, multiple air vehicles, a hydraulic launcher, logistics support, payloads, a net recovery system with automatic landing, ground support equipment, shipboard integration, stabilization equipment, and a radome antenna set. Both, unmanned aerial vehicles - including launch and recovery operations - and the control station, can be deployed/based from ships or land.

This UAV features multiple launch and recovery methods, airframe with more than 85 percent of composite material, multiple sensor capability, video recorder, dual redundant data links and long-life emergency battery. So far, the Shadow 400 UAV has been deployed with United States allied naval forces.

Shadow 400 Specifications

Crew: 0
Dimensions
Length: 12.5 foot (3,822 millimeter)
Wingspan: 16.8 foot (5.12 meter)
Performance
Ceiling: 11,000 foot (3,353 meter)
Max Range: 200 kilometer (108 nautical mile)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 85 knot (157 kph)
Loiter Speed: 65 knot (120 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 110 knot (204 kph)
Time
Flight Endurance: 5 hour (0.21 day)
Weight
Empty Weight: 412 pound (0.19 ton)
Max Takeoff Weight: 465 pound (0.21 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shadow 400 News

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on 19 May 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems Reach 300,000 Flight Hours
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