US Army Special Forces Unit Gets New Drone

Strategy Page has revealed that US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM)  has received the first of the new Sky Warrior drones.  Sky Warrior is a “substantially advanced” and updated version on the Predator drone (Wikipedia has details here). 

The SOCOM MQ-1C unit,  is a newly formed quick reaction capability unit  to  support special operations (Special Forces, SEALs, rangers, NATO commandos) in Afghanistan and Iraq.   According to a report in Aviation Week last December about Sky Warrior and the new units, they were created as part of Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance surge.

NOTE:  Last post for a while as I’m taking a break with the family….