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  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2019: USSOCOM identifies acquisition technology focus

    22nd May 2019

    SOF representatives have pointed to a number of specific technology focus areas, including next generation ISR and loitering strike capabilities, during an introduction to Special Operations …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2019: NSW receives first new combat submersible

    22nd May 2019

    US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) elements in Hawaii have received the first Mk11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS). Manufactured by Teledyne Brown Engineering, the SWCS …

  • Special Operations

    JSOC identifies areas of Interest

    23rd March 2019

    Seeking to maintain the tactical advantage over near peer and high capability adversaries, the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has disclosed its Capability and …

  • Special Operations

    Combatant Craft Assault future in the works

    31st August 2018

    USSOCOM is looking out to both sustainment and replacement issues surrounding its Combatant Craft Assault (CCA) fleet.  Command interest in the program was identified in a …

  • Special Operations

    USSOCOM advances the Hyper Enabled Operator

    31st August 2018

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has initiated the first steps in its development of the Hyper Enabled Operator (HEO) concept with plans for a …

  • Special Operations

    USSOCOM looks to LTATV follow-on

    20th August 2018

    United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has officially initiated a requirement to acquire a V-22 internally transportable Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle (LTATV). This LTATV …

  • Special Operations

    SOF seeks enhanced ground SIGINT designs

    27th July 2018

    United States Special Operations Command has released a combined special notice / RfI describing a planned demonstration under which the command will explore new designs …

  • Special Operations

    New Capabilities for Sensitive Site Exploitation

    8th June 2018

    Forensics specialist Evidence Talks used the recent Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, to announce the arrival of the company’s Spektor Ultra …

  • Special Operations

    Raytheon ELCAN positions for SOF need

    8th June 2018

    Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies is moving forward on iterative prototypes for a new digital fire control system. The prototype design integrates an optical sight with …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: USSOCOM looks to next generation information awareness

    4th June 2018

    The US Special Operations Command’s Program Executive Office (PEO) SOF Warrior has started to generate plans to explore a next-generation warfare concept capable of optimizing …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: New breaching shotgun option moves forward

    29th May 2018

    Crye Precision and Valen Arms’ SIX12 Modular Add-On shotgun will be made available to customers by the end of the year, company officials have disclosed. …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: SOF community awaiting decisions on new attack helicopter

    29th May 2018

    On the road to developing the US Army's next-generation helicopter fleet, the special forces community is working with the larger service to help guide requirements …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: Naval Special Warfare enhances surface craft lethality

    28th May 2018

    While traditionally used to support infiltration and exfiltration of US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) elements, USSOCOM’s maritime surface mobility craftare now being explored as possible …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: SOF partner capabilities in the spotlight (video)

    28th May 2018

    With the overlap between USSOCOM’s International SOF Week at SOFIC 2018, planners across multiple special operations organizations conducted an International SOF Capabilities Demonstration in, on …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: Special Ops Chinook contract coming soon

    27th May 2018

    In June, the US Army will move forward with plans to acquire Block II MH-47G Chinook helicopters for its special operations forces. The service though, …

Results from Defence Insight

  • Medium/general-purpose machine guns

    7.62mm CT MMG

    Since June 2014, the US Army has awarded contracts totalling $7.7 million to Textron Systems to develop a 7.62mm version of the 5.56mm light machine ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Flyer 72/GMV 1.1

    The Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle (ALSV) was developed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), in partnership with Flyer Defense, to meet ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    L-ATV/JLTV

    The US Army selected the Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) design for its 4x4 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) project in 2015 to replace ...