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SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks asymmetric advantage

15th May 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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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 force elements.

Published on 5th May 2017, the Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Directorate of Science and Technology (SOF ATL) is pursuing multiple technologies to provide ‘an asymmetric advantage for Special Operations Forces’, with industry given until June 5 to respond.

The Command is seeking a next-generation capability in regards to fragmentation weapons such as the 40mm x 46mm grenade with SOF ATL calling for an Enhanced Fragmentation Grenade (EFG) capable of supporting

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