Special Operations Forum is the most widely distributed special operations-specific publication in the world.

It provides the most comprehensive coverage of the people, technologies, innovations and events that shape the special operations community and global security.

Shephard's team of expert journalists covers the full spectrum of equipment, procurement, tactics, techniques and procedures, and it features exclusive interviews with senior SOF commanders from around the globe.

1. Jan-Feb 2017

Cover Q&Q

Lt. Gen. Marshall B. "Brad" Webb
Commander, US Air Force Special Operations Command

Special Focus

Staff Brig. Gen. Musallam Mohamed Saeed Al-Rashedi
Commander, Special Operations Command, Presidential Guard, UAE

Features

Middle East Special Forces

Swimmer Delivery Systems

Making Drinkable Water

Individual Assault Rifles

Distribution:

IDEX

2. Mar/Apr 2017

Cover Q&A

BG John R. Evans, Jr.Commander, US Army
Special Operations Aviation Command

Special Focus

Brig Gen Jaime Iniguez Andrade, Commander

Joint Special Operations Command, Spain

Features

SOF Tactical Communications

Close Air Support Options

Latin American SOF

Individual Weapon Sights

Distribution:

AUSA Global

Sea-Air-Space

Quad A Mission Solutions

LAAD

SOFINS

3. May/Jun 2017

Cover Q&A

James F. Geurts
US Special Operations Command Acquisition Executive

Special Focus

Maj Gen Jørgen Høll, Commander,
Special Operations Command Denmark.

Features

Tackling Subterranean Operations

Geospatial Tools for SOF

The EOD/Counter-IED World

Sniper Weapons, Gear and Optics

Distribution:

SOFIC

Paris Air Show

ISDEF

4. Jul-Aug 2017

Cover Q&A

Gen. Raymond A. “Tony" Thomas, III
Commander, US Special Operations Command

Special Focus

Col Piotr Gasta
Commander, GROM Unit, Poland

Features

Mobile SATCOM

Cold Weather Gear

Navigation in Denied Space

Bunker/Heavy Target Killers

Distribution:

MSPO

5. Sep-Oct 2017

Cover Q&A

Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III
Commander, US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Special Focus

Maj Gen James Criswell
Director, Special Forces, UK

Features

Global Night Vision

SOF Ground Mobility

Sniper/Shot Detection

Tagging, Tracking and Locating

Distribution:

DSEI

Modern Day Marine

AUSA Annual

6. Nov-Dec 2017

Cover Q&A

Commander, US Naval Special Warfare Command

Special Focus

Commander, Republic of Korea Army Special Operations Command

Features

SOF Handguns and Personal Weapons

Target Identification

TALOS Technology

Body Armour

Distribution:

D&S Bangkok

Milipol Europe

I/ITSEC

Gulf Defence

SUB-ZERO EFFECT
Conducting special operations in Arctic and similar cold-weather environments presents a number of unique challenges.

OVERCOMING DENIAL
The need to deploy in areas where widely used guidance technology such as GPS does not work is being addressed by a number of industry innovations.

MOBILE DATA

Better bandwidth levels and new hardware are enabling SATCOM access to vital intelligence data for operators in forward locations.

Q&A
USSOCOM Commander General Raymond A. Thomas III speaks out.

BUNKER BUSTERS
While SOF are normally associated with weapons systems at the lighter end of the spectrum, sometimes heavier firepower is needed to complete the mission.

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW
Jon Andre Garberg, CEO of DSG Technology, discusses the Cav-X bullet.

INTERVIEW

BRIGADIER GENERAL WOJCIECH MARCHWICA Commander, Special Operations Component Command, Poland

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