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  • DN - Defence Notes

    SOFINS 2019: Certification continues for A400M special mission capabilities

    4th April 2019

    Airbus Defence and Space continues to certify a series of mission capabilities for the A400M tactical transport aircraft designed to further enhance the platform’s support ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFINS 2019: French Special Operations Command shows off new flight suit

    4th April 2019

    The French Special Operations Command (COS) has designed its very own next-generation tactical flight suit for air crew members, service officials have disclosed to Shephard. ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFINS 2019: France’s Special Operations Command to continue innovating

    4th April 2019

    French special operations forces must be equipped with the cutting-edge technology necessary to defeat increasingly creative and intelligent adversaries, Minister of the Armed Forces Florence ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks asymmetric advantage

    15th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has updated its requirements for lethality, protection and human performance as it seeks to further extend the operational effectiveness of ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    SOFINS: ​Airbus DS details A400M milestones

    6th April 2017

    Airbus Defence and Space used the recent SOFINS exhibition to detail the latest achievements of its A400M aircraft and the fact the tactical transporter is ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    ​SOFINS: New guided support weapon unveiled

    4th April 2017

    French company AA/ROK has developed a concept for the new SSA-1108 Joint-Forces Light Support Guided Munition (MIGALe) at the SOFINS exhibition, near Bordeaux.The MIGALe is ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    ​SOFINS: Long endurance UAV to protect air bases

    3rd April 2017

    The French military presented the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Long Endurance Multi-Mission (LEMM) multi-rotor UAV, which is claimed to have 'an unprecedented endurance within its class'.At ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    ​SOFINS: Anti-UAV rifle targets the drones

    3rd April 2017

    Monaco-based company MC-CLIC presented its anti-UAV rifle at the SOFINS exhibition, near Bordeaux, which was developed to meet a requirement from the government of the ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    ​SOFINS: French Navy SF showcases commando craft

    2nd April 2017

    The French Navy Special Forces (SF) displayed its Embarked Commando Craft for Multiple Uses (ECUME) rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) at the SOFINS exhibition.Developed by Zodiac ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    ​SOFINS: Counter terror UAVs on display

    2nd April 2017

    French company CM Drones showcased two specialist UAVs designed specifically for counter-terror operations at the SOFINS exhibition, near Bordeaux from 28-30 March.The company promoted its ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFINS: French company pitches UAV hive concept

    31st March 2017

    French start-up company Drone Hive is showcasing a new concept for unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operations at the SOFINS exhibition.As one of the company's executives ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFINS: New marine assault suit makes a splash

    31st March 2017

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded Mustang Survival a $7 million contract for its Maritime Assault Suit System (MASS) programme, service officials have ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFINS: French GIGN gets new rifle

    30th March 2017

    The French National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) has ordered a new standard issue weapon.It has selected the Bren 2 assault rifle from Czech company CZ. ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFINS: ​Airvada unveils inflatable UAVs

    29th March 2017

    French start-up company Airvada is presenting its range of innovative DIODON inflatable unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) at SOFINS, near Bordeaux.The idea which led to the ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    ​SOFINS: Nexter unveils new ARX 25 turret variant

    29th March 2017

    French equipment manufacturer Nexter is showcasing the concept for its new ARX 25 'Low Profile' turret designed specifically for special forces (SF) use at the ...

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  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    DRIMP

    The Drone for Reconnaissance and Intervention in Perilous Environments (DRIMP) is a multirotor UAV that has been designed specifically for counter-terror operations, with the ability ...

  • Counter-UAS systems

    Anti-UAV rifle

    MC-Clic presented its anti-UAV rifle for the first time at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) 2017 exhibition in France. The rifle, which was developed ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    DOFIN

    The Drone for Interior Wired Operations (DOFIN) is a mini-UAV that has been designed for counter-terror operations, including close quarter battle missions and intervention in ...

  • Commercial UAS - rotary-wing

    DIODON SP20

    The inflatable DIODON SP20 is the smallest model in the DIODON family. CO2 cartridges are used to inflate the UAV in 30s. The SP20 is ...