TITLE

THE Eye IN THE Sky

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Monica K.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Soldiers;May2008, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aircraft operated by the U.S. Army and other services in-theater. According to Sergeant Justin Bramlett of the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team, the Shadow provides reconnaissance and target acquisition, and can also spot convoys. It usually flies between 5,000 and 8,000 feet, out of range of enemy fire yet close enough to gather information to send to troops on the ground.
ACCESSION #
31860122

 

Related Articles

  • New UGV technologies hit the ground running in urban and off-road environments. Howard, Courtney E. // Military & Aerospace Electronics;Aug2006 Supplement, Vol. 17, p8 

    The article focuses on the establishment of unmanned ground vehicles as part of the Future Combat System of the U.S. Army. According to the author, these will most benefit soldiers in the urban environments such as hidden areas, unknown buildings, and reconnaissance maneuvers. The Experimental...

  • Rolls Over, Keeps On Fighting. Lerner, Preston // Popular Science;Feb2003, Vol. 262 Issue 2, p28 

    Focuses on the Spinner, a possible prototype of the U.S. Army's first purpose-built robotic combat vehicle. Features and functions of the Spinner; Expected benefits of the Spinner; Obstacles to be faced by the Spinner in becoming a self-sufficient robot.

  • Operational Potential. Warwick, Graham // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/15/2008, Vol. 169 Issue 10, p56 

    The article reports that Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratory has demonstrated the ability to automatically deconflict groups of small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) with limited sensor, communication and processing capability. This was achieved under the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle...

  • Iraq-Bound. Wall, Robert // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/22/2003, Vol. 159 Issue 12, p57 

    This article reports on a plan by the U.S. Army to field a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and buy additional Hunters, Shadow-200. U.S. soldiers in Iraq are about to receive a new intelligence-gathering tool, a small, hand-launched unmanned aircraft that could prove useful in trying to thwart...

  • High Flying PM.  // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly;Jul2012, Issue 716, p43 

    The article offers tips for running a shadow unmanned aircraft system of the U.S. Army, which include avoiding to re-connect the external power cable, pulling the ramps out of the launcher and guiding them to the ground, and being careful when joining the compound test gage.

  • Army Seeks Sources For Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle.  // Defense Daily;12/6/2010, Vol. 248 Issue 43, p6 

    The article offers information on U.S. Army's survey to identify sources for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV). As stated, the Army is conducting a market survey to seek potential sources to make and deliver the XM1216 SUGV. The survey was posted at www.fbo.gov on December 2, 2010 by TACOM...

  • Automation and unmanned vehicles take center stage in vetronics development.  // Military & Aerospace Electronics;Oct2004, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p24 

    Focuses on the trend in vehicle electronics design in the U.S. Allocation of the research and development budget of the U.S. Army on robotics and unmanned systems; Reliance of the commercial market for the development of the vehicle electronics technology base; Outlook of Army leaders towards...

  • CROWS Arrive in Iraq to Keep Gunners Out of Sight. Bishop, Jerome // Infantry;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p7 

    Focuses on the arrival of the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS) that provide soldiers the ability to locate, identify and engage targets with better accuracy and improved range, while keeping the gunner inside, protected by the vehicle's up-armor, in Iraq. Information on the...

  • The German Army's UAS in Operation. Pöppelmann, Jürgen // Military Technology;2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p119 

    The article discusses the operation of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Germany. Unmanned aerial vehicles of different sizes and diverse sensors are designed for reconnaissance in the theatre of operations in the Army. Aladin airborne imaging recce device by EMT is used in situational...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics