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US Air Force calls for special warfare Osprey-transportable vehicles

17th May 2019 - 12:10 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) have issued a joint solicitation for more than two dozen standardized Special Warfare V-22 Internally Transportable Vehicles (ITV)

With this, it appears that AFSOC and ACC are not willing to wait for a larger USSOCOM acquisition program for a similar mobility platform, a requirement officially initiated in August 2018. 

The AFCOC ITVs should have the operational flexibility to support special warfare core activities of direct action, special reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, counterterrorism, security force assistance, counterinsurgency and rescue and recovery operations. 

According to the AFSOC/ACC solicitation, released on 16

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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