U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command

USAF is considering to remove AC-130J Ghostrider gunship’s powerful 105mm cannon

USAF is considering to remove AC-130J Ghostrider gunship’s powerful 105mm cannon

USAF may remove AC-130 gunship’s 105mm cannon US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is considering to remove the AC-130J… Read More

4 months ago

No runway? No problem! An MC-130J Commando II, an MQ-9 Reaper (for the first time), two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and two MH-6 Little Birds land on Highways

The video video in this post features an MC-130J Commando II, an MQ-9 Reaper, two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and two… Read More

10 months ago

USAF Special Operations CV-22 Osprey stuck in the nature reserve on a Norwegian island has been lifted out

On Sep. 27, 2022 the USAF Special Operations CV-22 Osprey from 7th Special Operations Squadron ‘Aircommandos,’ at RAF Mildenhall, UK,… Read More

1 year ago

A USAF Special Operations CV-22 Osprey is stuck in the nature reserve on a Norwegian island since it made an emergency landing there in August

Since the event, the CV-22 Osprey is stuck on the island as repairs onsite are thought to be impossible. A… Read More

1 year ago

AFSOC Grounds CV-22 Osprey Fleet after two incidents of “hard clutch engagement” in the past six weeks

A hard clutch engagement involves the clutch connecting the rotor gear box to the engine slipping, then catching hard, causing… Read More

2 years ago

SOCOM selects L3Harris AT-802U Sky Warden for Armed Overwatch program

The Pentagon announced on Aug. 1, 2022 that the L3Harris and Air Tractor team with its AT-802U Sky Warden has… Read More

2 years ago

A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft to land on Michigan highway on Jun. 28

Northern Agility 22-1 will showcase A-10 Warthog, AFSOC MC-12W and U-28A aircraft conducting agile combat employment at Sawyer International Airport… Read More

2 years ago

AFSOC aims to fly an MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability prototype in 17 months

AFSOC is developing an MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability (MAC) to improve the platform's support of seaborne special operations. The… Read More

2 years ago

AC-130J Ghostrider aircrew received Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal for saving 88 lives during Afghanistan battle

The AC-130J Ghostrider crew, operating under the call sign Shadow 71, provided nearly two hours of continuous close air support… Read More

3 years ago

The US Special Operations Command is considering the development of an amphibious MC-130 aircraft

The MC-130 Amphibious Capability (MAC) concept could allow the aircraft to “land and take off” from land and sea during… Read More

3 years ago

Major nacelle redesign effort for Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Ospreys

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded Bell Boeing an $81 million contract to develop, design and install nacelle modification kits… Read More

3 years ago

The story behind this awesome photo of Swedish and US aircraft flying together above Sweden’s neutral territory

This Swedish-led exercise increases interoperability and enhances the US forces ability to respond to threats in the Baltic Sea region… Read More

3 years ago

400th production V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft delivered to AFSOC

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) received its 53rd CV-22 Osprey on Jun. 2, 2020 marking the 400th delivery of a… Read More

4 years ago

BELL BOEING MODIFIES USMC MV-22 OSPREY TILT-ROTOR AIRCRAFT TO BOOST THEIR READINESS

The Marines have multiple configurations of the aircraft across its inventory. This effort will reduce MV-22 fleet configurations by modifying… Read More

6 years ago

USMC MV-22B OSPREY DESTROYED AFTER HAVING MADE A HARD LANDING IN SYRIA

Two U.S. service members on board the MV-22B Osprey were injured and required medical attention As reported by The Washington… Read More

6 years ago

USAF TO DECLARE AC-130J GUNSHIP IOC THIS MONTH BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT TWO YEARS MORE BEFORE SENDING IT TO COMBAT

The AC-130J will not be going into combat anytime soon as U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is lagging behind… Read More

6 years ago