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How SOF teams can operate in disconnected and limited bandwidth environments

28th May 2024 - 10:49 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


US Army Green Berets with Greek special operations forces executing an ambush during Exercise Trojan Footprint. (Photo: US Army)

Advanced, improved solutions have been enabling special operators to perform missions in isolated, remote locations across the globe.

Properly equipping special operators for deployment in disrupted, disconnected, intermittent and low-bandwidth (DDIL) environments has been a priority for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

As the use of diverse sensors and technologies can improve lethality and survivability for warfighters worldwide, the service has been working on the acquisition and development of solutions that can work completely disconnected, are highly deployable and can be easily updated over the lifecycle.

The solutions have included advanced ISR, tagging, tracking and locating systems, content management capabilities, C2 equipment, improved artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms, and commercial technologies.

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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