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  • Special Operations

    JFD showcases Shadow Seal TDV at SOF Week, eyes US market expansion

    3rd May 2024

    At SOF Week, James Fisher Defence presents its innovative Shadow Seal TDV, designed to offer special operations forces advanced capabilities with extended range and versatile deployment options from submarines to surface operations.

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    IDEX 2023: Quantum Systems drone proves popular in Ukraine

    23rd February 2023

    At IDEX 2023, Quantum Systems displayed its two-in-one reconnaissance drone that has proven popular with Ukrainian forces due to its ease of use and ability to operate in GPS-denied environments.

  • Special Operations

    SOF helmet program awarded

    17th April 2019

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded Gentex a USD $95m contract to provide operators with a next-generation modular integrated communications helmet (MICH) under …

  • Special Operations

    MARSOC looks to cellular forensics training

    15th November 2018

    United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is requesting training support to perform electronic exploitation of cellular devices that may be recovered during tactical …

  • Special Operations

    USSOCOM delays helmet decision

    5th October 2018

    The US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) decision to select a preferred industry partner to facilitate its Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) program has been …

  • Special Operations

    Qatar opens special ops training center

    3rd April 2018

    The Qatar Special Operations Command (Q-SOC) is set to benefit from a new state-of-the-art training facility following a deal confirmed at the Doha International Maritime …

  • Special Operations

    MARSOC expands canine combat medicine

    14th December 2017

    Operators from the US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) have become the first US Special Forces personnel to begin battlefield medicine training with …

  • Special Operations

    MARSOC seeks training in high risk driving and advance conceal carry

    27th October 2017

    The US Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is seeking commercial support for the provision of certain specialist skill sets, highlighting requirements brought about by …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    MDM 2017: AeroVironment highlights UAS camera upgrade

    21st September 2017

    In addition to spotlighting expanded datalink compatibility for Raven and Puma AE with the new M1/M2/M5 radios and frequency spectrum, AeroVironment used MDM 2017 to …

  • Special Operations

    DSEI 2017: USMC special ops look for new UAS

    14th September 2017

    The US Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) will be looking to trial a group two UAV in the near future, Shephard  has learnt. MARSOC …

  • Special Operations

    MARSOC embraces WWII heritage

    25th August 2017

    The recent re-designation of the US Marine Special Operations School as the Marine Raider Training Center marked a return to a traditional designation that had …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AUVSI 2017: Marine Corps spotlights SUAS growth

    12th May 2017

    The United States Marine Corps is predicting a continuing expansion of 'Group 1' small UAS systems across service elements.Speaking at this week's AUVSI Xponential event …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM releases helmet RfP

    9th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published its Request For Proposals (RfP) for the Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical …

  • Training

    Jacobs to train USMC personnel

    10th February 2016

    Jacobs Engineering has been contracted by the US Marine Corps (USMC) Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to provide communications training services to marine raiders combat personnel, …

  • Land Warfare

    SOCOM call for TALOS tech

    28th May 2015

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released the latest technology solicitation of its five-year long TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) programme. A series of …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion [US]

    Programme Background IDEX 2023 Whilst displaying the drone at IDEX 2023, Quantum-Systems spokespeople told Shephard that before the tradeshow, the company had received a contract ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Large ULS-A / Aerial Logistics Connector (ALC) [USMC]

    Programme Background US Marine ULS-A programmes The US Marines are seeking a family of Unmanned Logistics Systems-Air (ULS-A), which will provide logistics and ground units with ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Stalker VXE30

    The Stalker VXE30 is a mini fixed-wing UAV manufactured by EDGE Autonomy and sold by Lockheed Martin. It is designed to combine the flexibility of a portable system with ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion

    Vector is an electric UAS with VTOL capabilities and tiltrotor engines developed by Quantum-Systems. Its 2-in-1 design allows the user to remove the wings and attach ...