Friday, October 17, 2014
Task Force Odin. The 4th ERS was part of the Project Liberty program created in response to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirement shortfalls in the skies of Afghanistan. The 4th ERS core mission was to provide real-time tactical aerial ISR to combatant commanders using the MC-12W aircraft (a modified version of the Beechcraft 350). The aerial ISR provided the ability to "find, fix, and finish" the enemy - an important factor in the intelligence world of a counterinsurgent. The MC-12W planes are now transferred to JTF Thor. Read more in "Find, fix and finish: Air Force MC-12W mission transitions to Army", DVIDS, October 15, 2014. Learn more about Joint Task Force Thor in Afghanistan.