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‘That still needs further development’: SOCOM leaders want more layered airborne ISR | Breaking Defense

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US Special Operations Command Seeks Industry Innovation for ISR Capabilities Modernization 

The US Special Operations Command wants to enhance its information, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities afloat. SOCOM chiefs emphasized the necessity for continuous investment in new ISR capabilities. General Richard Clarke, commander of OCOM, said that purchasing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is not a long-term option. 

According to SOCOM’s director of science and technology, SOCOM has about $22 million in S&T funding for next-generation ISR in the fiscal year 2022. The command concentrates on space-based payloads, cyber-based targeting, and autonomous, collaborative unmanned, and unattended sensors. An official in charge of acquisition said, “Combining this knowledge will significantly increase our operators’ confidence level.” 

Source: https://breakingdefense.com/2022/05/that-still-needs-further-development-socom-leaders-want-more-layered-airborne-isr/ 


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