French SOF chiefs recognised a need to refresh equipment for operations on land, at sea and in the air.
USSOCOM picks industry provider of RFCM for C-130 variants
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on 1 July awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation a $700 million contract for the development and procurement of Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) systems.
The systems will be integrated onto AC-130J Ghostrider (pictured) and MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft operated by USAF Special Operations Command, to help protect aircrew from air- and land-based enemy radar and missile systems.
The deal includes RFCM system engineering services, logistics support and spare parts.
BAE Systems was the previous RFCM system provider for the AC-130J and MC-130J, having been awarded a contract in January 2016.
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.