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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

One Of U.S. Special Operation Command’s Shyest Spy Planes Has A New Name | The Drive

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It was announced recently the twin-turboprop Dash 8 SOCOM Tactical Airborne Multi-Sensor Platform, or STAMP, has been given a new name, Foxhound. The news came as part of a bulletin announcing SOCOM had completed modifications on the latest Foxtrot acquired to replace one lost in a terrorist attack in Kenya last year. The Foxtrot is based on the De Havilland Canada DHC-8, a regional airliner that has become increasingly popular among military surveillance. The Foxtrot will share its codename with the Russian fighter jet, the MiG-31. It is unusual for the Department of Defense to approve names that already exist within potential adversary’s equipment arsenal but unheard of.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42708/one-of-u-s-special-operation-commands-shyest-spy-planes-has-a-new-name

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