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  • 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 ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    ​North Korea shows its SOF hand

    19th April 2017

    The international special operations community has reacted to North Korea's very public 'show of force' of its Unit 525 special operations forces (SOF) during an ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Belgium’s special forces show of force

    18th April 2017

    Belgium's Special Forces Group (SFG) has completed a series of demonstrations designed to demonstrate a 'show of force' in the wake of multiple terrorist attacks ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Special ops flock to Flintlock

    8th March 2017

    The international special operations community has once again amassed across West Africa as part of Exercise Flintlock, designed to further develop the capabilities of indigenous ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    US SOF looks at GPS 'out of the box'

    20th February 2017

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is exploring concepts for alternative Global Positioning System (GPS) solutions, with representatives announcing an upcoming government/industry collaborative event.The 'out ...

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  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Commercial UAVs

    Global Observer

    HALE UAV designed for various government, civil and commercial applications, including telecommunications infrastructure, imaging, mapping, remote sensing, disaster response and maritime operations.

  • 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-4B Global Hawk

    The RQ-4B is a HALE UAV platform that can fly at altitudes up to 60,000ft for more than 30h. Global Hawk provides long-duration persistent surveillance, ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAVs

    Global Hawk NASA

    The Northrop Grumman-NASA Space Act Agreement was renewed through to April 2018 and will continue to allow both partners to conduct scientific and technological research. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAVs

    EQ-4B Global Hawk BACN

    The Global Hawk Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) HALE UAV is in service with the USAF.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...