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SOFIC 2018: Air Force seeking small drones to launch from Ghostrider

23rd May 2018 - 21:49 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Tampa, Florida


US Air Force special forces is calling on industry to come forward with their small UAS to launch from its fleet of AC-130J Ghostriders.

Under the Tactical Off-Board Sensing (TOBS) program, the air commandos are soliciting industry for small drones able to launch out of the Common Launch Tube (CLT) that will then be able to glean ISR information. 

'We've told industry that if you bring us [UAS] that fit into those tubes, then we will set up a system that's open architecture that will be able to take those,' Air Force Lt Col Jeffrey LaFleur, the materiel

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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