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SOF pivots towards three-tiered ISR

19th May 2021 - 11:45 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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The US needs to change the way its special forces conduct ISR to embrace cyberspace and space-based capabilities, speakers argued at vSOFIC 2021. (Photo: USAF/Joseph Eddins)

US special forces must leverage space, cyberspace and unmanned capabilities to operate in semi-permissive and potentially non-permissive environments.

shifting threat landscape demands a different approach to ISR from US special forces, according to speakers at the virtual SOFIC event on 17-21 May.

James Smith, Acquisition Executive for US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), highlighted next-generation ISR as one of several technology focus areas for planners.

He referred to ...

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