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    Navy SEALs to use UAVs for training

    11th September 2017

    The Navy Special Warfare Basic Training Command (NSWBTC) SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) Land Warfare Team has released plans to use vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) UAVs to ...

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    Georgian SF become NATO certified

    8th September 2017

    The Georgian Special Operations Forces (GEO SOF) has successfully completed NATO certification to operate a Special Operations Task Group (SOTG), defence sources have confirmed to ...

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    Analysis: US SOF involvement in Philippines

    8th September 2017

    The US closure of Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines (JSOTF-P) in Mindanao, southern Philippines in 2015 appears to have been premature, in light ...

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    SOCOM identifies future SOF C4 needs

    7th September 2017

    The Science and Technology Directorate at United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has identified technology areas of interest associated with C4. USSOCOM Science and Technology ...

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    North Korean SOF show of force fails to impress

    2nd September 2017

    The latest public ‘show of force’ from the Korean People’s Army (KPA) SOF has provided a further glimpse into their capabilities as tensions continue to ...

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    Afghan Special Operations Command to double in size

    1st September 2017

    The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) officially transitioned into a Special Operations Corps on 20 August, which will see the organisation almost double ...

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    Venezuela activates new Special Operations Command

    1st September 2017

    The Venezuelan Armed Forces (FANB) formally activated a new Special Operations Command in Maracay, Aragua State on 17 August. The new Special Operations Command is ...

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    USAF receives enhanced digital GPS receiver

    30th August 2017

    Rockwell Collins has delivered enhanced Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receivers (DIGAR) for airborne platforms to the US Air Force Special Operations Command, the company announced on ...

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    Harris antennas for AC/MC-130J aircraft

    28th August 2017

    BAE Systems has selected Harris Corporation’s advanced electronic warfare transmitter technology to protect the US Air Force Special Operations AC/MC-130J aircraft from electronic threats, the ...

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    MARSOC embraces WWII heritage

    25th August 2017

    The recent re-designation of the US Marine Special Operations School as the Marine Raider Training Center marked a return to a traditional designation that had ...

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    US SOF considers new water purifier

    16th August 2017

    The Sustainment and Distribution Company of the US Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is trialling a new water purification system, the army announced on ...

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    International interest spreads in C-130J-SOF variant

    15th August 2017

    Lockheed Martin’s proposed C-130J-SOF export variant will be tailored to different international operators’ requirements as interest in the type grows worldwide. According to Lockheed Martin, ...

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    Colombia assists counter-narcotics training

    15th August 2017

    The Colombian Army’s special counter-narcotics brigade (BRCNA) has recently concluded a two-week long training course for military and police officers from around the region. More ...

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    NiDAR C2 system for Zodiac Hurricane RIBs

    7th August 2017

    MARSS will supply its NiDAR command and control (C2) system for Zodiac Milpro’s Zodiac Hurricane Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RIB) under a new $2 million ...

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    Nigerian Air Force begins training special forces unit

    7th August 2017

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun training a new group of Special Forces (SF) in conjunction with an Israeli contractor, it was announced on ...

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    SOCOM identifies experimentation opportunities

    2nd August 2017

    USSOCOM released a public notice on 25 July outlining its next planned round of Technical Experimentation (TE) activities. The semi-annual TE ‘events’ are one of ...

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    Ukraine special ops development continues

    28th July 2017

    Force elements from Ukraine’s Special Operations Command have completed a joint training programme with the US Naval Special Warfare Command in the Black Sea as ...

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    Interview: Polish Special Forces commander

    26th July 2017

    On 14 March 2017, Brig Gen Wojciech Marchwica took over as Commander of Poland’s Special Operations Component Command (POL SOCC) with a remit to further ...

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    Special forces trigger Latin American exercise

    19th July 2017

    Special Forces from across Latin America started the annual Fuerzas Comando competition in Paraguay on 18 July as they seek to improve doctrine, concepts of ...

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