Joint initiative targets small UAS threat
The Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office embodies a focused and targeted approach across the US armed services to develop a toolkit of solutions.
AUSA 2021: Mack Defense seeks to expand military activities
US manufacturer seeks more uses for its M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck chassis.
AFSOC shines a light on laser for Ghostrider and amphibious MC-130J
Transformative initiatives for US Air Force Special Operations Command include installing a 60kW attack laser on an AC-130J gunship and developing an amphibious MC-130J tanker.
Special forces face uphill task, says USSOCOM chief
With near-peer adversaries snapping at their heels, US special forces face a more contested environment in future operations.
19th May 2021
US special forces must leverage space, cyberspace and unmanned capabilities to operate in semi-permissive and potentially non-permissive environments.
18th May 2021
USSOCOM brings space and unmanned capabilities to the deployed tactical user, as a more contested operating environment poses potential problems.
16th March 2021
Army Futures Command is exploring how small business can help to deliver future artillery solutions, while it is also planning to showcase remotely fired and remotely operated rockets in June.
18th November 2020
The Precision Grenadier System concept bears some resemblance to the abandoned XM25 CDTE system, but this time the US Army will solicit more soldier feedback
29th October 2020
Tests of a new XM1211 30x113mm proximity fuzed round show potential effectiveness against the growing UAV threat
18th May 2020
After nearly two decades of continuous combat operations in counter-terror and counter-violent extremist organisation environments, US special operations planners are seeing a decreasing return on …
17th May 2020
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has developed a list of R&D; priorities to facilitate expeditionary logistics operations across future tactical environments. Several priority categories were …
15th May 2020
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) are in the process of achieving several milestones for both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ submersible …
14th May 2020
SOF planners in the US are exploring the possibilities of supplementing the current fleet of UAS with a commercial platform that may offer lower lifecycle …
13th May 2020
Speaking at this week’s virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (vSOFIC), James Smith, Acquisition Executive for United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), highlighted six specific …
12th May 2020
The virtual incarnation of the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (vSOFIC) began on 11 May with a keynote address on "Innovation and Disruptive Technologies" …
11th May 2020
The Javelin Joint Venture team, comprising Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin, has completed the first production Javelin F-Model (FGM-148F) ATGM. The F-model is …
8th May 2020
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking industry white papers for its C-UAS Systems Integration Partner (CUxS SIP) requirement. In an RfI published on 17 April, USSOCOM …
1st May 2020
The US Army and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the third flight test in their next-generation long-range missile programme at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on …
29th April 2020
A recent report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) acknowledges that the presidential helicopter programme is within cost goals but asserts that some technical …
28th April 2020
The US Congressional Research Service (CRS) last week released the latest update of its background document for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft (pictured). New information …
6th March 2020
The USMC is shifting its vision on training to better reflect global realities. The need for new thinking was outlined this week during AFCEA West …
5th March 2020
One of the key themes throughout the AFCEA West 2020 conference in San Diego on 1-3 March was the expanded vision of integrated sea service …
3rd March 2020
The USN Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) used the Sea Service Chiefs Town Hall at AFCEA West 2020 on 2 March to address the current …
29th August 2019
The US Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) SOFWERX collaboration enterprise is preparing to conduct a Capability Assessment Event focused on expanded mission payloads for small UAS (SUAS). …