The Special Operations task force fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria consists of SOF troops from America, Canada, France, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Denmark.
On June 7th 2006, Delta Force operators participated in the capture of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded SpaceX a $130 million-dollar contract for the Falcon Heavy Rocket which the service will use to launch Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-52 satellite. This was the first large classified military contract for the company. The Falcon Heavy beat United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 in a competition under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The launch will take place at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles announced the contract award on Thursday. SMC Commander Lt. Gen. John Thompson said this was “another opportunity to foster competition on the EELV program in an effort to reduce launch costs while maintaining assured access to space.” This is the fifth competitive procurement under the current Phase 1A of the EELV program since SpaceX entered the market to challenge ULA. The $130 million award for the Falcon Heavy launch is considerably lower than the average $350 million price tag for Delta 4 launches. AFSPC-52 is a classified mission projected to launch in late Fiscal Year 2020. SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement that the company is “honored by the Air Force’s selection MORE »