Success in Afghanistan showed special operations forces what unmanned aircraft could deliver. Now, they want more.
The Predator, which drew its first blood in Afghanistan, now has special operators looking with anticipation toward the next capabilities to emerge from unmanned aircraft. "I'd like my Dick Tracy watch," said Lt. Gen. Paul V. Hester, commander of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), when asked what improvements he would like to see following his initial combat experience with UAVs. He was referring to the cartoon policeman's wrist radio that provided instant, highly ...
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