Soldiers Perform Shadow UAV Launch and Recovery Exercise

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Brewer performs a pre-flight inspection on an RQ-7B Shadow at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 2, 2013. Unmanned aerial vehicles collect intelligence and provide security for troops on the ground. Brewer is an unmanned aircraft systems repair and technical inspector assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Bravo Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Brewer pushes an RQ-7B Shadow out of the hangar at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 2, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Brewer performs a pre-flight inspection on an RQ-7B Shadow at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 2, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Spc. Cesar Rocha resets the launcher after sending aloft an RQ-7B Shadow at Forward Operating Base Fenty, in Afghanistan, May 2, 2013. Rocha is a crew chief assigned to the 101st Airborne Divisions Unmanned Aircraft Systems Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Brewer performs a pre-flight inspection on an RQ-7B Shadow at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 2, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor
  • An RQ-7B Shadow, an unmanned aerial vehicle is catapulted into flight at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 2, 2013. UAVs collect intelligence and provide security for troops on the ground.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor