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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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    NSW looks to Shark Marine's Navigator

    19th July 2017

    US Naval Special Warfare Command is planning the procurement of underwater navigation systems from Ontario-based Shark Marine Technologies to meet special operations requirements, a recent solicitation has ...

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    Winter is here: SOF cold weather operations

    19th July 2017

    As the international coalition of Special Operations Forces continues to focus on counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency campaigns across the Middle East and North Africa, commanders are ...

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    BAE’s EW systems for SOCOM C-130Js

    14th July 2017

    BAE Systems has received a $67 million contract modification to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for the US Special Operations Command’s (SOCOM's) fleet of ...

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    Flyer 60 evaluated by Special Operations

    7th July 2017

    The US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command is evaluating the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) Flyer 60 as an additional option for ‘fly ...

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    Sniper evolution behind record shot

    30th June 2017

    Canadian snipers have gained a world-leading reputation and now account for three of the top five world record shots following news of their latest feat. ...

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    New battlefield medical techniques saving lives

    28th June 2017

    As battlefield medicine continues to progress, new medical techniques being developed are now saving patients previously thought unlikely to survive. One such procedure, called REBOA ...

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    Analysis: Israel revives Special Forces unit

    23rd June 2017

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced in April that it was reviving the Haruv Special Operations Unit following its disbandment in 1974 as part of ...

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    Textron to compete for MEUAS III task orders

    20th June 2017

    Textron Systems has been selected as one of two companies to compete for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) III task orders from the US Special ...

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    Paris Air Show: French SF kit on show (video)

    20th June 2017

    The French Air Force's elite special forces unit, the Commando parachutiste de l'air n° 10 (CPA 10), is displaying some of its equipment at this ...

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    India seeks equipment for Garud SOF

    14th June 2017

    In May the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued three RfIs for 7.62mm rifles, 9x19mm submachine guns and 9x19mm pistols for the Indian Air Force’s ...

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    SOF goes cyber

    12th June 2017

    Details have emerged regarding a joint training exercise conducted by the US Army Cyber Command and Dutch Defence Cyber Command (DCC), aimed at developing a ...

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    DTECH Labs to support USSOCOM’s TACLAN

    8th June 2017

    Cubic company DTECH Labs has received two delivery orders to support the next generation of US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN), Cubic ...

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    ISDEF 2017: Tactics display multifunctional scooters

    6th June 2017

    Rotinor subsidiary Tactics displayed their new underwater propulsion systems at ISDEF 2017 including the Seabob Black Shadow 730 (SBS730) and the smaller model Seabob Divejet 414 ...

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    UDT Europe 2017: SF diver delivery system showcased

    1st June 2017

    Two companies, Rotinor and JFD, have brought their diver delivery systems for the special forces community to UDT Europe 2017, both with varying concepts on ...

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    EW Europe: Limited EW loads for special forces

    31st May 2017

    Special Forces Communicators (SFC) attached to force elements in US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) have shed light on emerging restrictions facing operators conducting electronic warfare ...

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    India needs to close counterterrorism gaps

    31st May 2017

    As threats from porous borders cause concerns, experts noted critical gaps in counterterrorism technology, procurement and governance in India at a homeland security meeting organised ...

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    EW Europe: SIGINT payload tested on Puma UAS

    30th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has completed final testing of the latest variant of its Silent Echo signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload, service officials have explained.  ...

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    Colombian Army activates new Special Forces Battalion

    29th May 2017

    The Colombian Army activated the Urban Special Forces (SF) Battalion N°7 in Medellin, Department of Antioquia, on May 17, in an effort to counter organised ...

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