Monday, January 20, 2014

USSOCOM Invests in Fixed-wing Aircraft

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is spending lots of money to upgrade its fleet of special operations aircraft. Most of the money will be spent to upgrade the C-130 fleet that performs multiple tasks (refuel, transport, cargo, gunship, etc.) and the U-28 PC-12 transport aircraft. One of the C-130 variants is the AC-130 gunship which sports sensors, a 30 mm gun, standoff precision-guided munitions, and more. Other aircraft to see some money put to their programs include the CV-22 Osprey and MH-60 helicopters. Read more in "U.S. SOCOM Increases Investment in Weaponized Fixed-Wing Aircraft", National Defense, January 17, 2014.

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