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Special Operations: The Need To See

Special Operations: The Need To See

U.S. SOCOM (Special Operations Command) has pioneered the use of UAVs by ground troops. SOCOM troops were the first to use the tiny (2 kg/4.4 pound) Raven and the slightly larger Puma. The first MQ-1C unit was formed in 2009, and assigned to the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment), which belongs to SOCOM and exists to support SOCOM operations.

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