- Shadow using its glider packs
Glider packs are used by Nod Shadow Teams, containing collapsible, powered hang-gliders. This allows Shadows to take flight in a silent and stealthy manner. Although stealthed, gliding Shadows are vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire and are unable to fire back. Glider packs seem to use some sort of silent, emission-less engine for propulsion, which makes sense since a real life glider requires both a good launch position as well as appropiate wind currents for its functioning (besides the fact that real life gliders mainly descend rather than ascend, which is different from the Shadows' continuous flight pattern).