RQ-7 Shadow Decals

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These decal stickers are made of premium durable outdoor sticker vinyl. The decals are laminated for added protection and are water and fade resistant and will maintain that awesome new look for years to come! MLA™ decals are of the highest quality and offer long lasting application.

Can be purchased as set: 1 – 5 x 3 / 1 – 3 x 1.8

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The RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle is of a high-wing, constant chord pusher configuration with a twin-tailboom empennage and an inverted v-tail elerudder. The RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is used by the United States ArmyMarine CorpsAustralian Army and Swedish Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment. The RQ-7 Shadow is the result of a continued US Army search for an effective battlefield UAV after the cancellation of the RQ-6 Outrider aircraft. The U.S. Army is considering a plan to reform its aerial scout capabilities by scrapping its fleet of OH-58 Kiowa helicopters from 2015-2019 and replacing them with AH-64 Apache attack helicopters teamed with Shadow and MQ-1C Grey Eagle UAVs. Using unmanned assets to scout ahead would put the pilots of manned aircraft out of reach of potential harm. Reformed combat aviation brigades (CAB) would consist of a battalion of 24 Apaches for attack missions and an armed reconnaissance squadron of another 24 Apaches teamed with three Shadow platoons totaling 12 RQ-7s overall. It would also include a Grey Eagle company. The manned-unmanned teaming of Apaches and UAVs can meet 80 percent of aerial scout requirements.

The Shadow system has also received a special airworthiness certificate (experimental) from the Federal Aviation Administration authorizing operations at Benson Municipal Airport, a general aviation facility in southeastern Arizona. This airworthiness certificate is the first issued by the FAA permitting an unmanned aircraft to operate at a public-use airport that serves general aviation, and the first FAA certificate covering the system’s technologically sophisticated automated landing system. This is currently the only FAA certification category available to UAS manufacturers.

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