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AFSOC shines a light on laser for Ghostrider and amphibious MC-130J
Attendees at the virtual SOFIC event this week (17-21 May) heard how Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is involved in various R&D programmes to enhance its future capabilities.
In his platform update, Colonel Ken Kuebler, USSOCOM Program Executive Officer for Fixed Wing, described his primary systems portfolio as four divisions: Airborne Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance and Non-Standard Aviation Systems Division; Mobility; Strike; and Silent Knight Radar/Futures.
Underlying all of the divisions is a Technology Insertion Team.
One representative technology being explored within the Strike division involves placing a 60kW offensive laser on an AC-130J Ghostrider.
‘That programme represents …
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