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USSOCOM seeks industry engagement with Hyper Enabled Operator

8th May 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The most recent Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) focuses on development of the Hyper Enabled Operator (HEO) concept.

The BAA, which was published online last month by the SOF Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Directorate, described a lengthy list of technology areas of interest (AoIs) relating to the HEO concept, which was officially launched by USSOCOM in May 2019 as a follow-on to the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) effort.

Describing how SOF must operate in austere environments against opposing forces with potentially ‘overmatching capabilities’, the BAA warned of the ‘new “normal”’ for …

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