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SOFIC 2017: SOCOM's thirst for vertical lift (video)

22nd May 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Tampa

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Special operations missions are often dependent on rotary wing capabilities, allowing operators to be moved into assault positions with speed and precision, while also enabling a quick extraction once a mission is over.

The officer responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of US Special Operations Command's rotary wing platforms - which are uniquely configured for USSOCOM - spoke to Shephard at the recent SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida.

Col David Phillips explains his role as PEO Rotary Wing for USSOCOM and some of the challenges his office faces in an increasingly complex operating environment.   

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