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  • Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: Rifle optics continue to advance

    8th May 2017

    Technology advances and decreasing costs means that most infantry units today have adopted rifle optics for their individual weapons, following in the footsteps of the …

  • Special Operations

    ​SOFIC 2017: In the 'werx

    8th May 2017

    US Special Forces are continuing to collaborate closely with industry to optimise emerging C4ISTAR technologies on the battlefield.One way this is being explored is through …

  • Special Operations

    ​SOFIC 2017: Speed is the new stealth

    8th May 2017

    Looking to the next-generation of technologies for special forces, off-road mobility manufacturer Polaris has highlighted speed as one of the major contributors.John Olson, VP and …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    SOFIC 2016: Airbus pushes Zephyr for military applications

    31st May 2016

    Airbus Defence & Space used the SOFIC exhibition to promote the potential military applications of its Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) system. ‘Zephyr is …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2016: Military freefall technology solutions

    27th May 2016

    US Armed Forces continue to seek opportunities across the battlefield with ruggedised End User Devices (EUDs) and associated software, designed to enhance the effectiveness of …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2016: Iron man suit options

    27th May 2016

    ‘Please don’t call it the Iron Man suit,’ pleaded a public affairs official from US Special Operation Command. Unfortunately, that was what everyone is calling …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2016: Mk47 FCS deliveries

    27th May 2016

    The Australian Army will begin receiving the first deliveries of the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ upgraded MK47 40mm Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL) …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2016: Headgear front runners emerge

    27th May 2016

    Two companies are thought to be in the lead for the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) programme. Revision Military …

  • Military Logistics

    SOFIC 2016: Bidding up for SOF support

    27th May 2016

    Contractor logistics support services for US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is up for renewal in September 2018 and interested companies are positioning themselves. Lockheed Martin, …

  • Defence Notes

    SOFIC 2016: USAF wants laser gunships

    27th May 2016

    US Air Force Special Operations Command is looking for industry assistance in integrating lasers on AC-130 series gunships. Speaking at SOFIC in Tampa, Florida, Lt …

  • Land Warfare

    New power pack packs a punch

    25th May 2016

    Today’s soldiers, including special forces, are burdened with an excess of batteries to power the increasing number of electronic items they carry.  The UK arm …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2016: Blood supply for SOF

    25th May 2016

    Pelican BioThermal has secured its first significant military orders for its Golden Medic field blood transport container. According to Adam Tetz, director of marketing for …

  • Defence Helicopter

    SOFIC 2016: USSOCOM's ‘circle of love’

    24th May 2016

    USSOCOM officials have outlined the command’s materiel acquisition philosophy, with one procurement chief dubbing the approach ‘the SOCOM acquisition circle of love’. The comments came at …

  • Land Warfare

    Polaris goes turbo

    19th May 2016

    Polaris Defense has launched two new additional variants in its family of MRZR tactical ground vehicles. According to company officials, these are turbo diesel variants …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2015: SOF commanders list force requirements

    5th June 2015

    Land, air and maritime SOF commanders have outlined their requirements at the SOFIC exhibition in Tampa Bay. Speaking at the conference, Lt Gen Charles Cleveland, …

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  • 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


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