Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Erik Prince, the former CEO of the private military company known as Blackwater, wants to step up the Afghan air war with a private air force "

The proposal promises to provide ”high speed response” close-air support and ”the entire country can be responded to in under 1 hour.” The proposal states that weapons release decisions will still be made by Afghans.


One tool in particular is an iPhone application called Safe Strike. Safe Strike is a deconfliction tool for air tactical controllers to safely and accurately call in precision airstrikes or indirect fire, according to the proposal.