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  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: The week in Tampa (video)

    19th May 2017

    Over the last few days, the Shephard team has had several opportunities to speak to top officials from US Special Operations Command, as well as leading figures …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2017: 3D Printed .50 Cal Suppressor from Delta P Design

    19th May 2017

    Oregon manufacturer Delta P Design used the SOFIC 2017 exhibition to announce that it has developed a .50 calibre machine-gun suppressor to add to its …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: NSW Expands Surface Mobility

    18th May 2017

    US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) elements are expanding the size of their surface mobility platform fleet. The fleet changes were included in an update presented …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Cubic outlines C4ISR growth (video)

    18th May 2017

    At this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Shephard  spoke to Cubic Mission Solutions president Mike Twyman about the expansion of the company and its growing …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Ballooning market for ISR aerostats (video)

    18th May 2017

    Florida-based company Drone Aviation is showcasing its range of tethered drones and balloons at this year's SOFIC in Tampa, Florida. Speaking to Shephard, Art Hughes explains a …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Textron tests Fury against moving targets (video)

    18th May 2017

    Textron Systems has successfully tested the Fury lightweight precision-guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona, marking the completion of the …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOF Calls for Immersive Sub Trainer

    18th May 2017

    Naval representatives assigned to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) have identified a need for a new immersive environment for use with the new Dry Combat …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Meeting the SOF comms need (video)

    18th May 2017

    Communications specialists Harris is displaying a wide-range of communications and soldier systems solutions at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Shephard spoke to Dennis Moran …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Steiner releases DBAL-A4 v2 (video)

    17th May 2017

    Steiner eOptics has used this year's SOFIC exhibition to unveil its newest laser aiming device, known as the DBAL-A4 v2. Shephard spoke to Ron Godlewski about …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Endeavor roll out armed UGV (video)

    17th May 2017

    Endeavor Robotics is using this year's SOFIC exhibition to showcase its 710 Kobra integrated with a 7.62mm remote weapon station. More known for their work …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOF prepares for DroneWERX

    17th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command hopes to expand on the success of its SOFWERX ecosystem in a collaborative effort focused on commercially available remote control technologies.According …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: LMT aims for sharpshooter growth (video)

    17th May 2017

    Assault rifle manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool is displaying its Sharpshooter rifle at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. The 7.62mm weapon is in …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2017: Textron details gun development progress

    17th May 2017

    Textron Systems has detailed progress in its work to mature its lightweight Cased-Telescoped (CT) machine guns, the company announced on 15 May. The 15lb 7.62mm CT …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Aurora touts armed XV-24A (video)

    17th May 2017

    Aurora Flight Sciences is showcasing the potential roles of its XV-24A 'LightningStrike' VTOL unmanned aerial system at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Currently …

  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Quadcopters and air superiority

    17th May 2017

    Commercially available small quadcopter technologies, combined with adaptive enemy tactics, techniques and procedures, are prompting new definitions of ‘air superiority.’The situation was highlighted at this …

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 ...