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SOFIC 2019: US SOF Warriors to field “game changing” technologies

24th May 2019 - 14:21 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa


US special operators are in the process of fielding new tactical systems and technologies that command planners describe as “game changing.” That assessment and description emerged this week at the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), held in Tampa, Florida.

According to Colonel Joel Babbitt, US Army, Program Executive Officer for SOF Warrior, the need to address peer and near peer threats in the future mandates “a paradigm shift” in tactical thinking, which will include the fielding of “game changing technologies” in the areas of: new caliber ammunition in both 6.5mm Creedmoor and .338 Norma Magnum; the introduction …

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