Shadow Away!

RQ-7 Shadow UAV Launch

Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, launch an unmanned aerial vehicle for wounded warriors visiting Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec. 31. The Soldiers took part in Operation Proper Exit in hopes of finding psychological closure after injuries they received while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Photo by Sgt. Lindsey Bradford

The RQ-7 Shadow 200 can either launch from this hydraulic rail system or can perform a standard wheeled take-off.