The US Air Force Special Operations Command would like to purchase 75 aircraft capable of conducting reconnaissance as well as providing close air support in the most unforgiving of regions. The quest to find a suitable platform is known as the Armed Overwatch Program and manufacturers have been showcasing their best work since summer. The USAFSOC head of Command is hopeful that the selected plane will be a part of FY22’s procurement process. SOC has requested $193M for the initiative including $170M for the initial purchasing of 6 craft.
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