Unparalleled Situational Awareness and Speed

Shadow R1 delivers enhanced tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems to support operational requirements.

Shadow R Mk 1 improves a military commander's awareness of what is happening on the ground or in the air, allowing them to formulate sound plans in an operational environment. It is a powerful tool, indispensable when conducting modern ISTAR day operations.

The Shadow R1 tactical C4ISTAR solution for the UK Ministry of Defence uses an innovative airborne mission management system integrated into a modified Beechcraft King Air 350CER aircraft. Our global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions include targeted training and lifecycle support. A recognised force multiplier and key C-ISTAR asset for the UK’s Ministry of Defence, the Shadow R1s currently in service allow Royal Air Force 14 Sqn commanders to direct the most effective utilisation of assets at their disposal.

Designed, developed, ground tested and flight tested by Raytheon UK’s Airborne ISR division, the UK MOD officially commended the Shadow Team in May 2012, recognising its role, "in delivering, upgrading and sustaining the Shadow R1 fleet and enabling the Shadow Force to consistently deliver operational effect in multiple arenas for United Kingdom Forces." And it added that the team's "strong project management, high dedication, innovation and agility have ensured operational needs have been met."

Raytheon Intelligence & Space's global ISR solutions include targeted training and lifecycle support. For the Shadow fleet, we are contracted to provide a Through Life Total Support service. This includes aircraft maintenance, supply chain, engineering support, training, Continuing Airworthiness Management and design, as well as installation, testing and certification of all capability upgrades and modifications.