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U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command wants to drop a small drone from an AC-130 gunship to get better surveillance of the battlefield, its commander said. The unmanned aerial system would fly beneath the cloud cover or inclement weather on a pre-planned route while crew in the aircraft control its sensors to scrutinize items of […]

The head of Air Force Special Operations Command said he wants to to put a laser weapon on an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship by the end of the decade. Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold talked about the effort Tuesday during an interview with Military​.com at the Air and Space Conference near Washington, D.C. The event was organized […]