- An industry insider believes US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)should consider buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to satisfy its requirement for new Armed Overwatch aircraft
- The command is only considering manned aircraft to provide backup firepower for operators in the field
US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) should consider buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) instead of only manned platforms for its highly anticipated Armed Overwatch procurement, according to an industry insider.
Armed Overwatch will provide special operations forces (SOF) with deployable and sustainable manned aircraft systems fulfilling close air support (CAS), precision strike, and SOF intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in austere and permissive environments.
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