Special Operations

AFSOC developing amphibious capability for MC-130J

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is moving forward with long-standing plans to develop an amphibious capability for the Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II

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Secret Guardians: French SOF operations in North Africa

We reveal some of the vital work being undertaken by the French Special Ops helicopters that are operating covertly in the Sahel region of North Africa

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Cannon AFB receives first AC-130J Ghostrider

The 27th SOW at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, received its first Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider on July 19, marking a new milestone in the transformation of US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fixed-wing gunship capabilities

AFSOC receives final CV-22B Osprey

US Air Force Special Operations Command’s 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/20th Air Maintenance Unit rolled out the final Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, on May 22

Five aircraft prototype contracts awarded for Armed Overwatch

Prototypes of five different aircraft have been ordered for competitive demonstrations under US Special Operations Command’s Armed Overwatch programme

Two more CV-22Bs for AFSOC

The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of two additional CV-22B Ospreys to US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

NAVAIR launches major CV-22B nacelle redesign effort

Bell Boeing has received a US$81m contract to design and install nacelle modification kits and conversion area harnesses on US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fleet of CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

Raytheon to deliver more Silent Knight radars to USSOCOM

The Pentagon revealed on December 1 that it has awarded Raytheon Technologies a US$235.6m contract for the production and delivery of more Silent Knight radars to USSOCOM