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  • SOF - Special Operations

    Brokk offers COTS robot for SOF applications

    23rd August 2018

    Representatives from Brokk Inc. cite recent USSOCOM calls for expanded COTS solutions to tough problems in their decision to display their Brokk 120D system at ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    New night vision capabilities from Qioptiq

    22nd August 2018

    Excelitas Technologies’ Qioptiq company is utilizing this week’s “Modern Warfighting Symposium,” co-sponsored by the Global SOF Foundation and US Army Special Operations Command and held ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Army SOF responds to multi-domain threats

    22nd August 2018

    US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) is responding to a range of emerging threats in the multi-domain battlespace. Some representative examples of those responses were ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    USSOCOM looks to austere basecamps

    3rd July 2018

    USSOCOM has announced that it will host a Generation X Austere Basecamp capabilities assessment event (CAE) on 28-29 August 2018, at the SOFWERX facility in Tampa, ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: SOF increasingly rely on soft power

    16th May 2018

    Global special operations forces are becoming increasingly reliant on ‘soft power’ to increase their relevance and mission success across the contemporary operating environment (COE), the ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    DSA 2018: Philippines activates unified SOF command

    11th April 2018

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines stood up a new integrated joint command, called the AFP Special Operations Command (AFPSOCOM), on 6 April. Putting them ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Global SOF 2018: “Risk perception” impacts European SOF aviation development

    26th February 2018

    One of the challenges encountered in the ongoing development and expansion of special operations aviation elements across many regions involves differences in “risk perception” that ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Global SOF 2018: SOF intelligence fusion presents physical challenges

    21st February 2018

    While the US and its allies have long acknowledged the digital challenges of gathering, integrating and sharing ISR data across multi-national organizations, that coordination also ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Global SOF 2018: AFSOC revitalises 6th SOS

    21st February 2018

    The recently released US National Defense Strategy has added emphasis to ongoing Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) efforts to revitalise its 6th Special Operations ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Global SOF 2018: Has US developed 'over reliance' on SOF?

    20th February 2018

    The US and its partners across the Central Command region may have developed an over-reliance on special operations forces (SOF), sometimes at the expense of ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Romania stands up SOF command

    11th October 2017

    The Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will establish a Special Operations Command (SOCOM) by 1 January 2018 as it seeks to expand joint operations across ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    International interest spreads in C-130J-SOF variant

    15th August 2017

    Lockheed Martin’s proposed C-130J-SOF export variant will be tailored to different international operators’ requirements as interest in the type grows worldwide. According to Lockheed Martin, ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    Lockheed wins SOF GLSS contract

    15th August 2017

    Lockheed Martin has been selected as the prime contractor for US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM's) next-generation logistics and sustainment support programme, the company announced on ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks small SATCOM terminals

    10th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released a draft Request for Proposals (RfP) for the smallest form factor variant in its next-generation Satellite Deployable Node- ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: ​Systematic BMS for operators

    8th May 2017

    Responding to emerging requirements from the SOF community, battle management system (BMS) specialist Systematic has revealed plans to create a dedicated ensemble for operators and ...

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  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing, Commercial UAVs, Military UAVs

    Global Observer

    The AeroVironment Golbal Observer HALE UAV is designed for various government, civil and commercial applications. Development of the platform began in 2007 as a  joint capability ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAVs

    Global Yabhon

    Unveiled at the Dubai Airshow 2013, Global Yabhon is a HALE UAV which has a twin-wing configuration, allowing the centre of gravity to remain in ...

  • Trucks and utility vehicles

    Global HET

    Built to haul payloads of up to 72.6t, the Oshkosh Global Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) is a mover for some of the heaviest military equipment. ...

  • Subsystems: software, Subsystems: software

    Global Teach

    Global Teach training management systems provide support for educational processes. Inovex’s military-adapted training management system oversees training processes from planning to controlling, independently from the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAVs

    RQ-4 Global Hawk

    The Global Hawk is a HALE UAV platform that can fly at altitudes of up to 60,000 ft for more than 30 hours. Using an ...

  • Major networking projects, Major networking projects

    Global SATCOM Solutions

    Thales offers a range of end-to-end SATCOM capabilities focused on interoperability, mobility and tactical needs, along with services (IP, imagery, high data rates etc), making ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    ZH-753

    The Zodiac Hurricane 753 OB SAR is typically used as a shore based boat operating independently in search and rescue, counter-terrorism and law enforcement missions. ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    Thunder TM-1025

    The SOF Thunder comprises one variant in a wider family of TM-1025 RHIBs currently in service with the Polish armed forces. The SOF Thunder is ...

  • Submachine guns, Submachine guns

    FN SCAR-SC

    FN Herstal unveiled the 5.56mm FN SCAR-SC (for Subcompact Carbine), the newest member of the SCAR (SOF Combat Rifle Family) originally developed for the US ...

  • Major networking projects, Major networking projects

    JCRE ACTD

    The Joint Coordinated Real-Time Engagement (JCRE) ACTD demonstrates the synchronisation of global effects and capabilities within a collaborative crisis action development environment, enabling rapid planning, ...

  • Air: integrated systems - unmanned systems, Integrated systems

    AN/DAS-3 BAMS EO IR System

    Incorporating Raytheon’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System B, the AN/DAS-3 Broad Area Maritime Surveillance EO/IR System is deployed on the USN MQ-4C Global Hawk. The AN/DAS-3 has ...

  • Data links, Data links

    GSNC

    Global Secure Network Connection (GSNC) provides a global data communications solution for military aircraft, including bomber, refuelling and transport aircraft. The GSNC system uses Iridium ...

  • Swimmer delivery vehicles

    Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS)​

    The US Navy has contracted Teledyne Brown to develop the Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) as part of a wider effort to develop 'new underwater transports ...

  • Assault rifles/carbines/shotguns, Assault rifles and carbines

    FN SCAR-H

    The 7.62mm FN SCAR-Heavy (H) was developed to meet a USSOCOM requirement for an SOF Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR). The SCAR-H is in USSOCOM service ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    ZH-930

    The ZH-930 was designed by Zodiac to fulfil a requirement from the French Special Operations Command for a RHIB to support maritime special missions including ...