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Special ops still bullish on new armed overwatch plane | Defense News
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Miller

Special ops still bullish on new armed overwatch plane | Defense News

The U.S. Special Operations Command’s plan to purchase five-armed overwatch aircraft and up to 75 planes to replace the U-28 Draco is still undecided as the Congress has made significant cuts in its budget. SOCOM has requested $101 million in the fiscal year 2021, but what it got is a budget cut and a defense policy bill prohibiting it from buying an armed overwatch aircraft in FY21. With this, SOCOM is set to conduct flying demonstrations in the hopes of convincing Congress.

Source: https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/02/16/special-ops-still-bullish-on-new-armed-overwatch-plane/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2002.17.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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