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USSOCOM Completes Safety Certification and Purchase of SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors

  NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 15, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM), working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun, … Continue reading

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Images From SOFIC 2019

SOFIC ( Special Operations Force Industry Conference) is an annual conference held in Tampa, Florida. The event is organized by NDIA and USSOCOM, and it’s the premier SOF centric conference and exhibit  in the world. Exhibitors from all over the … Continue reading

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FN to Unveil Prototype 6.5-Caliber MK 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun at 2019 SOFIC Conference

(McLean, VA – May 20, 2019) FN America, LLC, maker of a majority of small arms for the U.S. military, is excited to announce that the company will unveil the prototype for the newest variant of the MK 48 machine … Continue reading

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Special Operations Forces Industry Conference Kicks Off at the Tampa Convention Center

SOFIC is a collaborative effort between NDIA and USSOCOM. It is the premier, special operations centric conference in the world.

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Every other year, USSOCOM and its ISOF partners put on a capabilities demonstration for attendees at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), The 2018 demonstration was excellent and this video captures just one phase of the demonstration. Bob Buckhorn, … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Upcoming Brief to Industry – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD)

Please join USSOCOM for their upcoming Brief to Industry – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Informational Meeting. Wednesday, October 4th2:30 PM – 7:00 PMEmbassy Suites – Tampa Convention CenterTampa, FL For more information, click here: … Continue reading

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SOF Snipers are looking for a multi-caliber sniper system. To that end, USSOCOM released a solicitation request for an Advanced Sniper Rifle. The essence of the solicitation which was released on 6 April 2017 follows: complete system to include all … Continue reading

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First-ever helicopter-based firing of High Energy Laser

MCKINNEY, Texas, June 26, 2017 — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache … Continue reading

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Special Operations Force Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2017

I’m just getting back from another outstanding SOFIC Conference in Tampa, Fl. This coming week, I’ll be updating readers on what the SOF Community is up to, what their needs are going forward along with a 30,000 foot look at … Continue reading

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C-SOCC Is Talk of the Town

  It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We are so damned sick of hearing Democrats trying to undermine the Executive Branch that we decided to talk about a positive development committed to paper on 16 Feb … Continue reading

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General Raymond A. Thomas III currently serves as the 11th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Prior to assuming command of USSOCOM, Gen. Thomas served as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), … Continue reading

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The SOFIC 2016 International Special Operation Forces (ISOF) Capabilities Demonstration is one of the many highlights of this year’s SOFIC conference held annually in The City of Tampa. The ISOF Demonstration is conducted every other year and draws huge crowds … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2016 Kicks Off Tuesday In Tampa

2016 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) will be held May 23–26, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. This year’s conference theme, “Evolving the Network to Counter Emerging Threats,” reflects the enduring vision of a global Special Operations … Continue reading

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There’s a lot hubbub surrounding the September 2015 USSOCOM Safety of Use Message  identifying L3-EOTech Enhanced Combat Optical Sights (ECOS) SU- 231/PEQ, NSN: 1240-01-533-0941, SU-231A/PEQ, NSN: 1240-01-587-9345, SU-231D/PEQ, NSN: 1240-01-591-7601, SU-253/PEQ, NSN: 1240-01-566-2844, and SU-264/PEQ, NSN: 1240-01-590-7763. One of the … Continue reading

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SOFINS is an annual event hosted by the French Special Forces community with attendance limited to French and Foreign Special Forces. It’s a great opportunity for information exchange and great liaison. This year the event will be held at Camp … Continue reading

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  New Product at Beyond Shot: We would like to thank everyone for stopping by our suite to see the MATBOCK team.  We met a lot of great people and hope everyone had a wonderful time at Shot Show, but … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Wants To Improve On Its DOMEX Capabilities

USSOCOM is seeking to improve its document and media exploitation (DOMEX) capabilities. The primary objective is to develop and acquire technology that can probe a computer or smart device under field conditions. The capabilities sought include: the ability to survey … Continue reading

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STAR WARS Episode VII or DOD’s 5 Year Business Plan

This Friday’s shoot-the-shit is an open discussion on who knocked who off. If you’ve seen the new Star Wars Episode VII trailer, just released today, you can observe some similarities between it an what the DoD sees as a future … Continue reading

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DARPA Is Looking For Next Generation Night Vision Goggles

Citing soldier health concerns and the growing availability of commercial  I 2 night vision optics, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) wants industry to develop lighter, more compact and more advanced night vision goggles for the military. U.S. Special … Continue reading

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Admiral William H. McRaven U.S.N. (Ret)

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MARSOC Aligns Past with Future—Marine Raider Heritage Returns

This is a great story written by Gunny Josh Higgins. It’s published here unredacted and in its entirety. During World War II, four Marine Raider battalions and twoRaider regiments were formed and saw action in the Pacific Theaterbetween 1942 and … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Change OF Command

In a ceremony held at the Tampa Convention Center on 28 August 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven turned over the helm to U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel. General Votel is the 10th USSOCOM Commanding Officer and will have responsibility … Continue reading

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Artist Conception, Or Could It Be TALOS Mod 0 ?

I thought it might be a good way to open Monday morning with the cover photo from the July 2014 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The picture you see may be much closer to a first rendition of TALOS (Tactical … Continue reading

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ISOF Capabilities Demonstration At SOFIC 2014

I’m working on putting together a slide show for our readers. It will be available later in the coming week so be sure to visit the site for all of the SOFIC 2014 details and the ISOF Demonstration.

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SOFIC 2014 Kicked Off Today And It Was Great To See So Many Of Our ISOF Friends Return Another Year

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BAE’s Q-Warrior Closer To Primetime.

  As battlefield objectives become more specific, the need for precision increases correspondingly. The successful kinetic operation needs a greater level of accuracy if we are to avoid collateral damage, fratricide and maintain the good will of indigenous people. So, … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Partners With Industry and Allies To Develop Land and Sea Capabilities.

If you attended SOFIC 2013 in Tampa, one of the many focal points articulated is the need, and desire, to return Navy SEALS to their waterborne lineage. Interpret that to mean the 10+ years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading

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Admiral William McRaven Clarifies USSOCOM’s Position On Women In Direct Combat Roles.

We’ve recently seen the Secretary of Defense rescind the the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. The rule became SOP on October of 1994 but there’s been some confusion, mostly from individuals that haven’t read it, regarding limiting … Continue reading

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Greetings From SOFIC 2013 In Tampa

This week begins our coverage of the Special Operating Force Industry Conference. For the next three days we’ll be giving you a peek of the tools of the trade available to our Special Forces. The SOF warrior sculpture was a … Continue reading

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Former SEAL Eric Greitens Named To ‘Times 100’ List

The ‘Time 100’, first published in 1999, is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. LCDR SEAL Greitens is the first sailor to make the ‘Times 100’ . LCDR Greitens was selected in recognition for … Continue reading

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USSOCOM’s PSR Competition “And The Winner Is Remington’s MSR…”

    USSOCOM has completed its PSR, Precision Sniper Rifle, competition with the selection of Remington’s MSR platform. Our congratulations goes out to all the Remington folks that made it possible.   UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMANDPrecision Sniper Rifle (PSR) … Continue reading

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U.S.M.C. MARSOC Selects Leupold Mark 8 CQBSS

Anyone who tells you that you have to go with Schmidt and Bender Optics to get the best performance has not spent quality time with the recent crop of tactical optics from Leupold Stevens. At this year’s SHOT SHOW I … Continue reading

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Travis Haley Recaps 2012 and Gives Us A Look Into 2013

Haley Strategic MARSOC Foundation

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The Navy SEAL Foundation Refuses Proceeds From Sale of “No Easy Day:The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden”

“The Navy SEAL Foundation has received numerous inquiries regarding receiving potential proceeds from the sale of the book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden. The Navy SEAL Foundation is committed to providing immediate … Continue reading

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Special Forces Operators Could Be Facing Trouble.

It appears the book “No Easy Day” written by former Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette, scheduled for release on 11-Sep-2012, caught USSOCOM and the DoD off-guard. According  to the publisher, Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette was one of the first team members … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Looking To Get Into Desktop Manufacturing

3D printing is starting to catch on in a big way and USSOCOM wants to get in on the action. The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) issued a solicitation, on 11-Aug-2012, (Solicitation Number: H92244-11-T-0234) expressing their interest in a 3D printer, specifically SOCOM … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Renews Its Commitment To SAAB

SAAB, of Sweden, announced today that USSOCOM has placed an order totaling $25.8 million for Carl-Gustav 84mm recoilless rifle system and ammunition. The Carl-Gustav is a man-portable system filling anti-armor, anti-structure and anti-personnel roles. SAAB has made continuous improvements to the … Continue reading

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Special Operations Force (SOF) Land Mobility

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