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  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2015: US Special Ops vehicles drive

    5th June 2015

    The replacement of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicles (LTATVs) every three years represents opportunities for industry. Speaking at the SOFIC exhibition …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2015: GD-OTS delivers nine GMVs

    3rd June 2015

    Under the Production Qualification Testing phase of the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 programme, nine GMV 1.1 vehicles are being delivered by GD-OTS. Sean Ridley, programme …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    SOFIC 2015: UAS potential for Hatchet

    3rd June 2015

    Orbital ATK is exploring UAS applications for its Hatchet miniature precision strike weapon. Hatchet’s compact stowage design allows for compressed carriage on all sizes of …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC 2015: O’Gara unveils armoured DAGOR

    21st May 2015

    O’Gara has used this year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), held in Tampa, Florida, to unveil a new ‘Armoured DAGOR’ concept demonstrator vehicle. The …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory: Rapid lance nouvelle camera opérations élite

    12th June 2014

    Rapid, un nouveau groupe technologique lancera leur camera – Mohoc -  spécialement créé pour les opérations élite à Eurosatory à Paris.   Apres un lancement ‘doux’ …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory: Rapid launches new elite ops camera

    12th June 2014

    New technology company Rapid will launch their specially designed elite ops camera – Mohoc – at Eurosatory 2014 in Paris. After a soft launch at …

  • Defence Notes

    Special operations commanders outline key challenges

    22nd May 2014

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) theatre commanders have shed light on the developing requirements in training, concepts of operations and equipment in their area of …

  • Digital Battlespace

    SOFIC: Industry responds to USSOCOM C4ISR wish-list

    21st May 2014

    USSOCOM’s latest stated ambitions regarding future C4ISR technology has been well received by industry, although concessions will have to be made as equipment is fielded, …

  • Military Logistics

    SOFIC: USSOCOM prioritises logistical issues for future ops

    21st May 2014

    The logistics chain is the ‘biggest challenge’ facing USSOCOM, director of the organisation’s Special Operations Research, Development and Acquisition Center James Geurts has claimed. Addressing …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    SOFIC: McRaven sheds light on UAS strategy and Afghanistan future

    20th May 2014

    USSOCOM Commander Adm Bill McRaven has listed his aspirations for unmanned support of his organisation, while future commitment to Afghanistan continues to be considered, the …

  • Land Warfare

    SOFIC: Team TALOS prepares for USSOCOM demo

    20th May 2014

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) chief Adm Bill McRaven will review the first working demonstration of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) on 19 …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Rockwell Collins position for changing op environment

    17th May 2014

    Changing operational environments will force the adoption of new technology and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) as units seek to reduce reliance on satellite communications …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory 2012: Ultralife pursues SWaP battery solutions

    11th June 2012

    Ultralife has begun marketing its latest family of battery systems after unveiling them at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in May. Speaking to …

  • Digital Battlespace

    SOFIC 2012: Systems Technology launches training system

    28th May 2012

    Systems Technology has launched the Fused Reality training system at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida. The system mixes the two conventional …

  • Digital Battlespace

    SOFIC 2012: DRS launches C4InSight suite for vehicle ISR

    25th May 2012

    DRS Technologies has launched the C4InSight integrated C4ISR suite which it is delivering to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for integration on its fleet …

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 ...