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  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: RAND report looks into AFSOC recruit pass rates

    21st May 2018

    The RAND Corporation has published a series of conclusions in support of the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), designed to increase pass rates …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: EaglePicher looks to power SOF warriors

    18th May 2018

    One company exploring SOF applications for its underlying technologies and resulting product designs is EaglePicher Technologies. The company, which currently provides approximately 85% of the …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: Orbital ATK targets gunship precision

    17th May 2018

    Attempting to expand on its current position on selected US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) gunship platforms, Orbital ATK is conducting some internally funded …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: JSOC to reveal technology interest areas

    16th May 2018

    The US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has revealed a hit-list of technology interest areas due to be exploited over the course of 2018 in …

  • 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 …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: USSOCOM releases Advanced Sniper Rifle solicitation

    16th May 2018

    United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released the official solicitation for the Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) program. While the majority of ASR solicitation material …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: Virtual symposium launched to support industry

    16th May 2018

    The US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) Science and Technology (S&T;) Directorate has launched a virtual symposium to support industry efforts to identify and enable disruptive …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2018: Combat assault vests for US Navy SEALs

    16th May 2018

    US Navy SEAL teams are set to receive an uplift in personal equipment with a contract award confirmed on 27 April to supply operators with …

  • Special Operations

    SOFEX 2018: Oshkosh touts S-ATV to international market

    9th May 2018

    Having tested its Special Purpose All Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, Oshkosh is now showcasing the vehicle to the international market …

  • Special Operations

    SOCOM conducts ThunderDrone Prototype Rodeo

    30th October 2017

    The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is preparing to host the ThunderDrone Prototype Rodeo later this week at the newest SOFWERX facility in the Ybor …

  • Special Operations

    SOCOM identifies experimentation opportunities

    2nd August 2017

    USSOCOM released a public notice on 25 July outlining its next planned round of Technical Experimentation (TE) activities. The semi-annual TE ‘events’ are one of …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Polaris goes expeditionary (video)

    25th May 2017

    On today's evolving battlefield, special forces around the world are focusing less on heavy armoured vehicles and instead on expeditionary platforms that are able to …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM's thirst for vertical lift (video)

    22nd May 2017

    Special operations missions are often dependent on rotary wing capabilities, allowing operators to be moved into assault positions with speed and precision, while also enabling …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM's fixed-wing refresh (video)

    22nd May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is currently undertaking a comprehensive recapitalisation of its fixed wing assets, mainly in the form of the new MC-130J and …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Equipping the SOF warrior (video)

    22nd May 2017

    At this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida, Shephard spoke to the officer responsible for acquiring equipment for SOF operators on the ground and the challenges …

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 ...