French SOF chiefs recognised a need to refresh equipment for operations on land, at sea and in the air.
NATO to receive mine-detection equipment from Schiebel
NATO has extended its contract for the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set from Schiebel, to include an extra 900 units on top of the 1,700 units ordered as part of an earlier July 2017 agreement.
Schiebel announced in an 18 March statement that the equipment will be used by the alliance for military and humanitarian de-mining.
The AN-19/2 has a modular design which enables flexible application. It is the standard mine detector for a range of western militaries including the US Army.
The contract is overseen by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).
A growing facility near Abidjan offers counter-terrorism and special forces training for African militaries.
Israeli company expects to deliver its first functional Individual Weapon Overmatch Optic system to the US Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate by the end of 2021.
Special operations are moving ‘from the memory bank to the frontal lobe’ of UK naval strategic thinking, says the incoming Assistant Chief of Staff for the RN Special Operations Cell.
MAGIC1A embedded computing system is intended to enhance operational visibility.
Contract ceiling raised to $75 million for programme to acquire new UAV capability for US SOF.