Shadows Over Bold Quest

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By Staff Sgt. David Bruce, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs

EDINBURGH, Ind. – Soldiers of the Indiana Army National Guard’s Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion and the Army’s 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division launched RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial Systems from Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind., as part of Bold Quest 13.2.

Bold Quest is a multinational capabilities demonstration to test the interoperability of systems used by coalition militaries and new technology. The two-week event brings together technology companies and the militaries of 12 coalition nations to develop and improve the capabilities of soldiers to communicate, coordinate fire and reduce the risk of fratricide.

The Bold Quest utilized the full range of Indiana’s defense infrastructure, conducting operations at Camp Atterbury, Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Jefferson Proving Ground, Grissom Air Reserve Base and the 122nd Fighter Wing facilities in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The Shadows were launched as part of Bold Quest, a multinational capabilities demonstration to test interoperability of communication systems and new technology used by coalition militaries.

Spc. Katrinna Arnett, of Finley, Ohio, with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, sets up the Tactical Automatic Landing System for the RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Spc. Katrinna Arnett, of Finley, Ohio, with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, sets up the Tactical Automatic Landing System for the RQ7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind. Photo by Staff Sgt. David Bruce, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs
Spc. Todd Wilson, of Fort Knox, Ky., with 3rd Brigade, 1ID, Spc. Katrinna Arnett, of Finley, Ohio, and Sgt. Zac Merkling, of Avilla, Ind., both with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, prepare an RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System for launch at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Spc. Todd Wilson, of Fort Knox, Ky., with 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Spc. Katrinna Arnett, of Finley, Ohio, and Sgt. Zac Merkling, of Avilla, Ind., both with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, prepare an RQ7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System for launch at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind. Photo by Staff Sgt. David Bruce, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs
Spc. Charles Harvey, of Fort Knox, Ky., with the Army 3rd Brigade, 1ID, performs preflight checks in preparation to launch an RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Spc. Charles Harvey, of Fort Knox, Ky., with the Army’s 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, performs preflight checks in preparation to launch an RQ7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Soldiers with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard, and the Army 3rd Brigade, 1ID re positions the launch system for an RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System prior to launching at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Soldiers with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard, and the Army’s 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division repositions the launch system for an RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System prior to launching at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
An RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System is launched at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison Ind., as part of Bold Quest 13.2, a multinational capabilities demonstration to test new technology and the interoperability of systems used by coalition militaries.
An RQ7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System is launched at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison Ind., as part of Bold Quest 13.2, a multinational capabilities demonstration to test new technology and the interoperability of systems used by coalition militaries.
Soldiers with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard, and the Army 3rd Brigade, 1ID conduct preflight checks on an RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System prior to launching at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Soldiers with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, Indiana Army National Guard, and the Army’s 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division conduct preflight checks on an RQ7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System prior to launching at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Spc. Katrinna Arnett, of Finley, Ohio, with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, Staff Sgt. Francis Zeigler, of Fort Knox, Ky., with 3rd Brigade, 1ID, and Spc. Charles Harvey, also from Fort Knox and 3rd battalion, 1ID, conduct preflight checks for the RQ 7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind.
Spc. Katrinna Arnett, of Finley, Ohio, with Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion, 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, Staff Sgt. Francis Zeigler, of Fort Knox, Ky., with 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and Spc. Charles Harvey, also from Fort Knox and 3rd battalion, 1st Infantry Division, conduct preflight checks for the RQ7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System at Jefferson Proving Ground, near Madison, Ind. Photo by Staff Sgt. David Bruce, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs)

By Staff Sgt. David Bruce, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs