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  • Army Deploys 'Shadow' Unmanned Air Vehicle in Iraq

    01/20/2004 3:17:39 PM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 269+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 20, 2004 | By Cpl. Vernon R. O'Donnell, USA
    Having better intelligence than your enemy is vital to the success of a military operation, and the current situation in Iraq is no exception. Every day, terrorists, insurgents, and members of the ousted Baath Party attempt ambushes and place improvised explosive devices intended to kill innocent civilians and coalition soldiers. To combat this, the Army has recently developed and deployed a new information gatherer – the Shadow, a tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. Soldiers from the 312th and 313th Military Intelligence Battalions operate and maintain the Shadow TUAV for the 82nd Airborne Division, which is calling the Anbar province home these...