Air Force Special Operations Command may well get its own Predator squadron as early as this fall. An AFSOC spokeswoman, Capt. Elizabeth Paul, said the new unit, comprising 24 of the unmanned aerial vehicle (or, for those already into the new nomenclature, UASes), may stand up soon at Creech AFB, Nev. Ultimately, USAF expects to have at least 15 Predator squadrons, many run by Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve Command personnel.
Reports of production troubles on the SpaceX rocket that could contend for military cargo deliveries happened to coincide with a different company’s concept receiving an early nod—one that might not require a rocket at all.