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    Belgium’s special forces show of force

    18th April 2017

    Belgium's Special Forces Group (SFG) has completed a series of demonstrations designed to demonstrate a 'show of force' in the wake of multiple terrorist attacks ...

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    Analysis: The evolution of French Special Forces

    13th April 2017

    In recent years, the French Special Forces (SF) have found themselves under the spotlight in several occasions.

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    CACI selects VATC for SOFPREP support

    10th April 2017

    Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting (VATC) has been selected to support CACI on a Special Operations Forces Planning, Rehearsal and Execution Preparation (SOFPREP) contract. VATC's ...

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    ​Gulf SOF operators refine tactics

    9th April 2017

    Special operations forces from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) coalition continue to refine their approach to counter-terrorism (CT) and counter-insurgency (COIN) missions as part ...

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    USSOCOM seeks advanced sniper rifle

    7th April 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has officially expressed interest in the Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) competition, which aims at procuring a multi-calibre precision rifle for ...

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    SAS 2017: 3D printing meets swimmer delivery?

    6th April 2017

    While at first glance, the US Navy's Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator looks like an elongated Mk VIII SEAL delivery vehicle (SDV), the new tech demonstrator ...

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    ​SOFINS: Anti-UAV rifle targets the drones

    3rd April 2017

    Monaco-based company MC-CLIC presented its anti-UAV rifle at the SOFINS exhibition, near Bordeaux, which was developed to meet a requirement from the government of the ...

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    ​SOFINS: French Navy SF showcases commando craft

    2nd April 2017

    The French Navy Special Forces (SF) displayed its Embarked Commando Craft for Multiple Uses (ECUME) rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) at the SOFINS exhibition.Developed by Zodiac ...

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    ​SOFINS: Counter terror UAVs on display

    2nd April 2017

    French company CM Drones showcased two specialist UAVs designed specifically for counter-terror operations at the SOFINS exhibition, near Bordeaux from 28-30 March.The company promoted its ...

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    SOFINS: French company pitches UAV hive concept

    31st March 2017

    French start-up company Drone Hive is showcasing a new concept for unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operations at the SOFINS exhibition.As one of the company's executives ...

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    SOFINS: New marine assault suit makes a splash

    31st March 2017

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded Mustang Survival a $7 million contract for its Maritime Assault Suit System (MASS) programme, service officials have ...

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    Interview: Pentagon revamps USSOCOM support

    30th March 2017

    Tom Palmer, liaison officer in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), speaks exclusively to Shephard about the agency's role in providing support to the special operations ...

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    SOFINS: French GIGN gets new rifle

    30th March 2017

    The French National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) has ordered a new standard issue weapon.It has selected the Bren 2 assault rifle from Czech company CZ. ...

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    SOFINS: ​Airvada unveils inflatable UAVs

    29th March 2017

    French start-up company Airvada is presenting its range of innovative DIODON inflatable unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) at SOFINS, near Bordeaux.The idea which led to the ...

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    ​SOFINS: Nexter unveils new ARX 25 turret variant

    29th March 2017

    French equipment manufacturer Nexter is showcasing the concept for its new ARX 25 'Low Profile' turret designed specifically for special forces (SF) use at the ...

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    ​SOFINS: Airbus DS to deliver armed C295

    29th March 2017

    Airbus DS has revealed its latest plan for the fitting of weaponry to its C295 transport aircraft, which will turn the aircraft into a fire ...

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    ​SOFINS: French SF showcase new tactical vehicle

    29th March 2017

    The French Military's Special Operations Command (COS) is showcasing its new Special Forces Heavy Weight (PLFS) tactical vehicle at SOFINS, in Souge.The new vehicle was ...

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    SOFINS: French Special Forces presents its riverine craft

    28th March 2017

    A key French Army Special Forces (SF) unit is showcasing its Riverine Combat Craft (EFC) at the Special Operations Forces International Seminar (SOFINS) currently taking ...

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    ​SOCOM searches for 7.62mm conversion kit

    20th March 2017

    A US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) solicitation calling for the design of a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) could have serious implications for the future of ...

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