The Commander of Special Operations Command - Korea provides an update at SOF Week 2023.
Updated: Türkiye unveils Ulaq Kama, an armed expendable USV
Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Defence showcase Ulaq Kama, an armed expendable USV featuring explosive payload and ISR capabilities. The vessel's swift production hints at its potential role in asymmetric warfare, with graphics resembling Ukrainian systems.
FNSS show latest Pars IV 6x6 vehicle at IDEF
At IDEF 2023, FNSS Suvunma Sistemleri is showcasing the Pars IV (6x6) Special Operational Vehicle (SOV), which is now being deployed by the Türkiye’s Army Special Forces Command.
Japan explores missile launching from cargo planes
Japan is considering the use of cargo planes to launch missiles, aiming to diversify its launch platform options. The introduction of the Rapid Dragon system, tested by the USAF, could expand the capabilities of the JSDF's stand-off missile arsenal.
US declares IOC for special operations mini-sub
Lockheed Martin's Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) achieves Initial Operational Capability with US Special Operations Command. This vehicle enables covert underwater missions, transforming undersea warfare for special operators.
Orbiting the Future: How New Satellite Technologies are Revolutionising Global Communications
With the satellite industry at a pivotal juncture, Intelsat is investing in advanced technologies like 5G and optical communications, striving to enhance worldwide connectivity and address emerging governmental needs.
CH-47 Chinook: why the timeless helicopter design is still a heavy-lift contender on the modern battlefield
From its emergence as a ground-breaking design in the 1950s to its widespread deployment in diverse operations worldwide, the Chinook continues to leave an indelible mark on the aviation landscape. Shephard sums up the latest developments and tells you everything you need to know about the workhorse of many armies and air forces in the 2020s.
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11th March 2022
US Special Operations Command orders six remanufactured MH-47G helicopters from Boeing.
3rd March 2022
ALQ-251 RFCM systems aboard AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft are designed to protect against EW systems and radar-guided weapons in contested environments.
2nd March 2022
BAE Systems and the US Deputy Secretary of Defense’s Strategic Capabilities Office have reported a successful MUM-T test flight.
25th February 2022
Pictures of soldiers operating the rifles during training in Caylus camp were released by the French Army.
23rd February 2022
FN Elity will be put on display at the Enforce Tac trade show. Primarily designed for squad or sniper team weapons of any calibre and spotting scopes, it maximises first hit probability at long range, night and day.
17th February 2022
European air forces are showing an increased interest in Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano for long-endurance, low-intensity conflicts and training.
16th February 2022
An unnamed European SOF unit has ordered FN FCU Mk3 fire control systems to enhance accuracy with multi-shot grenade launchers.
14th February 2022
Modification raises the overall contract value for USSOCOM manpack radios to more than $550 million.
4th February 2022
France acquires laser target designators under the Taranis programme to equip conventional and special forces.
26th January 2022
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26th January 2022
Systems from UK firm Succorfish underwent a week of tests with US Navy SEAL divers.
11th January 2022
Almost half of the 98 vehicles ordered in late 2020 for Bulgarian SOF have arrived in the country.
6th January 2022
Extra Mini-DRFD M3.0 sets are destined for German Naval Special Forces Command.
30th December 2021
Under a PLN 174 million ($42 .9million) contract, a national consortium will manufacture the new systems. The deliveries are scheduled from 2024 to 2027.
14th December 2021
Indigenous construction of Pakistan's new conventional submarines is now under way.
10th December 2021
A new vessel type is being inducted by Singapore's naval special operations unit.
10th December 2021
Australia is looking to purchase new UH-60s to replace its troubled NH90-based Taipans, even as its older S-70A-9s are finally withdrawn.
8th December 2021
The AN/PRC-160(V) radio will be installed aboard MH-47 and MH-60 helicopters.
7th December 2021
An Indian private-sector company has come up with a design for a midget submarine.