Shadow 600 by AAI Corporation (Textron Systems), USA.
Developed as a result of AAI’s dramatically successful experience during the 1991 Gulf War, the Shadow 600 is based on recommendations of battlefield operators in that engagement.
Shadow 600 unmanned aircraft systems feature endurance from 12-14 hours and payloads up to 90 pounds or 41 kilograms. Other state-of-the-art improvements include powerful and reliable 52 horsepower engines, digital electronics and autopilot, wheel brakes, ruggedized nose wheel assemblies and lithium long-life batteries.
The Shadow 600 airframe is manufactured to ISO 9001 standards, and major components are made of graphite/epoxy pre-impregnated material. Wing panels are made of carbon graphite in a honeycomb design to provide maximum strength.
Designed to accommodate multiple payloads, the versatile Shadow 600 supports military requirements in several U.S. allied nations where the systems operate in diverse and rigorous climate and terrain conditions.
- Endurance 12-14 hours
- Maximum altitude 16,000 feet (ft.) or 4,877 meters (m)
- Range 200 km
- Maximum dash speed 108 knots (kts) or 200 kilometers per hour (kph)
- Cruise speed 80 kts (148 kph)
- Loiter speed 65 kts (120 kph)
- Advanced composite construction
- Combat-proven hardware
- Rotary engine with proven performance
- Multiple payload capability
- Multiple launch and recovery methods
- Airborne video tape recorder
- Long-life emergency battery
- Length 15.7 ft. (4.79 m)
- Wingspan 22.4 ft. (6.83 m)
- Maximum payload 91 lbs. (41 kg)
- Maximum gross weight 585 lbs. (265 kg)