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Special Operations Gunships to Be Equipped With Improved Sensors

Special Operations Gunships to Be Equipped With Improved Sensors

Air Force Special Operations Command plans to fly small, tactical off-board drones from its AC-130 gunships in combat for the first time later this year, which will give crews better views of the battlefield.

Tactical off-board sensing, or TOBS, is intended to improve AFSOC’s targeting capabilities in poor weather or other challenging conditions.

Gunship crews spend a lot of time “looking at tops of clouds … [thinking], ‘I wish the weather would clear.

Source: Special Operations Gunships to Be Equipped With Improved Sensors