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SOFIC: McRaven sheds light on UAS strategy and Afghanistan future

20th May 2014 - 19:46 GMT | by Andrew White in Tampa


USSOCOM Commander Adm Bill McRaven has listed his aspirations for unmanned support of his organisation, while future commitment to Afghanistan continues to be considered, the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) has heard.

In possibly his last appearance at the Tampa event as boss of USSOCOM, McRaven acknowledged that the command was tackling the unmanned issue ‘very hard’.

‘We are always going to have requirement for high-end Reapers and Predators,’ he told delegates. ‘The future of SOF is long-dwell ISR capabilities - some manned. But more and more, we are finding the need for expeditionary capabilities with shorter dwelling capability

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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