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    New gear for Singapore special forces

    29th May 2017

    The Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) of the Singapore Armed Forces has inducted a series of new personal equipment and firearms. A notable additional is ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Polaris goes expeditionary (video)

    25th May 2017

    On today's evolving battlefield, special forces around the world are focusing less on heavy armoured vehicles and instead on expeditionary platforms that are able to ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM's thirst for vertical lift (video)

    22nd May 2017

    Special operations missions are often dependent on rotary wing capabilities, allowing operators to be moved into assault positions with speed and precision, while also enabling ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM's fixed-wing refresh (video)

    22nd May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is currently undertaking a comprehensive recapitalisation of its fixed wing assets, mainly in the form of the new MC-130J and ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Equipping the SOF warrior (video)

    22nd May 2017

    At this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida, Shephard spoke to the officer responsible for acquiring equipment for SOF operators on the ground and the challenges ...

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    SOFIC 2017: The week in Tampa (video)

    19th May 2017

    Over the last few days, the Shephard team has had several opportunities to speak to top officials from US Special Operations Command, as well as leading figures ...

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    SOFIC 2017: NSW Expands Surface Mobility

    18th May 2017

    US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) elements are expanding the size of their surface mobility platform fleet. The fleet changes were included in an update presented ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Cubic outlines C4ISR growth (video)

    18th May 2017

    At this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Shephard  spoke to Cubic Mission Solutions president Mike Twyman about the expansion of the company and its growing ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Ballooning market for ISR aerostats (video)

    18th May 2017

    Florida-based company Drone Aviation is showcasing its range of tethered drones and balloons at this year's SOFIC in Tampa, Florida. Speaking to Shephard, Art Hughes explains a ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Textron tests Fury against moving targets (video)

    18th May 2017

    Textron Systems has successfully tested the Fury lightweight precision-guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona, marking the completion of the ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOF Calls for Immersive Sub Trainer

    18th May 2017

    Naval representatives assigned to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) have identified a need for a new immersive environment for use with the new Dry Combat ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Meeting the SOF comms need (video)

    18th May 2017

    Communications specialists Harris is displaying a wide-range of communications and soldier systems solutions at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Shephard spoke to Dennis Moran ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Steiner releases DBAL-A4 v2 (video)

    17th May 2017

    Steiner eOptics has used this year's SOFIC exhibition to unveil its newest laser aiming device, known as the DBAL-A4 v2. Shephard spoke to Ron Godlewski about ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Endeavor roll out armed UGV (video)

    17th May 2017

    Endeavor Robotics is using this year's SOFIC exhibition to showcase its 710 Kobra integrated with a 7.62mm remote weapon station. More known for their work ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOF prepares for DroneWERX

    17th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command hopes to expand on the success of its SOFWERX ecosystem in a collaborative effort focused on commercially available remote control technologies.According ...

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    SOFIC 2017: LMT aims for sharpshooter growth (video)

    17th May 2017

    Assault rifle manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool is displaying its Sharpshooter rifle at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. The 7.62mm weapon is in ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Aurora touts armed XV-24A (video)

    17th May 2017

    Aurora Flight Sciences is showcasing the potential roles of its XV-24A 'LightningStrike' VTOL unmanned aerial system at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Currently ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Quadcopters and air superiority

    17th May 2017

    Commercially available small quadcopter technologies, combined with adaptive enemy tactics, techniques and procedures, are prompting new definitions of ‘air superiority.’The situation was highlighted at this ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Lockheed proposes exoskeleton tech (video)

    17th May 2017

    Lockheed Martin is using this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida, to showcase its FORTIS exoskeleton technologies, which it is developing in partnership with the ...

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