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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to revise its Shadow 200 tactical Unmanned Aerial vehicle acquisition strategy.

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status Comments
If the Army does not implement GAO's recommendation, Congress may wish to consider directing the Army to do so.
Closed - Not Implemented
Congress has continued to provide funding for additional Shadow 200 procurement, and has not directed the Army to change its procurement plans.

Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Army not to exercise the option to four more Shadow 200 unmanned aerial vehicle systems until operational testing has been successfully completed and shown that the systems meet the Army's needs.
Closed - Not Implemented
Despite continuing to discover technical issues during operational testing, the Army has continued to procure additional Shadow 200 unmanned aerial vehicles.

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