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    SOFIC 2017: What to expect (video)

    15th May 2017

    Grant Turnbull talks with Special Operations Forum North American editor Scott Gourley about the key trends that are likely to influence this year's proceedings at ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOF Expands Science and Technology Directorate

    15th May 2017

    Reflective of a desire to ‘move at the speed of SOF,’ the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L;) community has ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Steiner releases new laser aiming device

    15th May 2017

    Steiner eOptics has released a new rifle-mounted laser aiming solution called the DBAL-A4 v2 at this year’s SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. The DBAL-A4 v2 ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks asymmetric advantage

    15th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has updated its requirements for lethality, protection and human performance as it seeks to further extend the operational effectiveness of ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks next-gen sniper sight

    12th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking a next-generation sniper rifle sight capable of supporting long range engagements out to 1,600m in range, service officials ...

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    Indonesia buys Korea's MILES training system

    12th May 2017

    Korea's MILES training system has been selected the Indonesian special forces, in the system's first international export contract, the Korean Ministry of National Defence announced ...

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    SOFIC 2017: US SOF boot up

    11th May 2017

    Force components across the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) are to receive an uplift in tactical footwear capable of supporting training and operations in extreme ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks small SATCOM terminals

    10th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released a draft Request for Proposals (RfP) for the smallest form factor variant in its next-generation Satellite Deployable Node- ...

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    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM releases helmet RfP

    9th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published its Request For Proposals (RfP) for the Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical ...

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    ​SOFIC 2017: Speed is the new stealth

    8th May 2017

    Looking to the next-generation of technologies for special forces, off-road mobility manufacturer Polaris has highlighted speed as one of the major contributors.John Olson, VP and ...

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    ​SOFIC 2017: In the 'werx

    8th May 2017

    US Special Forces are continuing to collaborate closely with industry to optimise emerging C4ISTAR technologies on the battlefield.One way this is being explored is through ...

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    SOFIC 2017: RIV roll-out ready

    8th May 2017

    Engineering specialist Mira is finalising tests for its Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) and getting production ready after recent successes partnering with UAE based NIMR.The RIV, ...

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    ​SOFIC 2017: SOCOM radio interest

    8th May 2017

    Harris' newest addition in its JTAC radio family, the Falcon III RF-300H is proving to be of interest to the US Special Operations Command.The radio ...

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    SOFIC 2017: ​Systematic BMS for operators

    8th May 2017

    Responding to emerging requirements from the SOF community, battle management system (BMS) specialist Systematic has revealed plans to create a dedicated ensemble for operators and ...

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    ​SOFIC 2017: Underground Analysis

    8th May 2017

    According to the Naval Postgraduate School's Defense Analysis Department and the US Army Asymmetric Warfare Group's (AWG's) Subterranean Working Group, the proliferation of subterranean structures ...

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    ​SOFIC 2017: Who's the BOSS?

    8th May 2017

    Alongside USSOCOM efforts, the US Army is working on enhancing the scopes available to its snipers. It announced in January that it was working on ...

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    ​SOFIC 2017: Cubic expands C4ISR footprint

    8th May 2017

    Cubic Corporation will use this year's Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa to highlight its growing range of C4ISR solutions for the SOF ...

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    SOFIC 2017: Rifle optics continue to advance

    8th May 2017

    Technology advances and decreasing costs means that most infantry units today have adopted rifle optics for their individual weapons, following in the footsteps of the ...

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    ​North Korea shows its SOF hand

    19th April 2017

    The international special operations community has reacted to North Korea's very public 'show of force' of its Unit 525 special operations forces (SOF) during an ...

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