Special Ops Equipment Rides the Digital Revolution

Posted December 30, 2015 at 6:49am

National Defense Magazine reports that “U.S. Air Force elite forces known as ‘special tactics airmen’ will be going to war with a modern suite of portable electronics, including a newly developed system that guides fighter jets to enemy targets.”  

“Devices and mobile apps that have been years in the making are being tested and could be ready for field use in the coming months, said officials from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, based at Hurlburt Field, Florida.”  

“AFSOC expects to deploy four new pieces of equipment as part of the “battlefield air operations” kit program — a smaller and more advanced tactical computer, a miniaturized weather sensor, a digital close-air support system and a wearable antenna for covert communications.”