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Special Operations Force (SOF) Land Mobility

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It’s Back To The Drawing Board For Admiral McRaven, USSOCOM’s CO.

United States Special Operations Forces are currently engaged in 75 countries around the globe. Going forward, our greatest threat to national security will not be from nation states, it comes from third world nations hosting radical elements, or countries lacking … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two – Navy SOC-Rs Make Their Exit After Successful Raid

Note, the dummy on his bass boat who nearly gets run over…

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation

One of a number of areas of high interest for USSOCOM is Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE pronounced ser-see). The portfolios encompass sensors, force protection, forensics, biometrics, collection, dissemination and a variety of other disciplines, and their supporting technologies. It is … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two – USASOF Demonstrates Waterborne Insertion

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two CV-22 Bugging Out

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two – Blackhawk Exfiltration

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two

Black Hawk infiltrates team to destroy a barge with C4 charges…

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two

International Special Operating Force put on an excellent demonstration simulating an assault on several key targets in the channel between Davis Island and Harbour Island. More to come…

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Declassified Letters From Usama bin Ladin (UBL) Collected During The Raid on Abbottabad.

Readers interested in a snap shot (no pun intended) of Usama bin Ladin’s thought processes will enjoy reading these letters. They were made available by USSOCOM to the CTC, Combating Terrorism Center, at West Point. These letters are available in the … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Awards Contract for Family of Muzzle Brakes and Silencers (FMBS) to Advanced Armament, Corp (AAC)

Lawrenceville, GA – Advanced Armament Company, a part of the Remington Freedom Group of Companies, announced today that the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., has awarded AAC a $14,201,731 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for FMBS (N00164-11-D-JN18). Work will be … Continue reading

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22 SEALs Lost In Afghanistan…

I learned late Saturday, 6-Aug-2011, that a Chinook from the 160th was brought down by Taliban insurgents in the Tangi Joy Zarin area of Wardak province’s Sayd Abad district. Based on reports published by CNN, the SEALs were called to reinforce Army Rangers who … Continue reading

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Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) 11

This post is in reference to USSOCOM’s Precision Sniper Rifle solicitation number H92222-11-R-0011. This notice reflects changes made as of 05 July 2011. Text: The Precision Snipe Rifle Industry Day slides, Synopsis notice and Draft Solicitation posted dates; all dates … Continue reading

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SOFIC – Gallery

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SOFIC 2011 – Engage

The last part of the USSOCOM equation “Understand, Communicate, Move, Engage” addresses the kinetic component of the SOCOM mission. Active projects embraced by the engage variable include weapons, munitions, operator survivability, signature reduction, non-lethal technologies, vision augmentation and a variety of other … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2011 – Mobility

Understanding and Communicating are all prerequisites to Engage but the equation falls apart if you can’t move your teams with safety, speed, reliability, and a modicum of comfort; a lesson learned from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where better than … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2011 Business Opportunities Session Reiterates a Commitment To Small Businesses.

SOFIC 2011, Tampa, FL This year’s theme for the annual conference was “Understand, Communicate, Move and Engage” a need assessment articulated by Adm. Eric T. Olsen as he discussed his vision of USSOCOM post UBL EKIA. SOF Forces are presently engaged … Continue reading

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Diving Officer Make Your Depth 65 Feet – Raising #2 Periscope – No Shadows, No Shadows, Scope Breaking, Scope Out.

Just got back from a great two weeks so there’s quite a bit to talk about. One of those, was SOFIC 2011; it was outstanding and gets better year-over-year. However, before I set the pencil to paper, I would like to thank the … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Solicitation – Biomedical Research Topic

This is came to us today from Itecs Insider (http://itecsinsider.com/2011/ussocom-solicitations-january-2011/) Biomedical Research Topic – USSOCOM is soliciting pre-proposals focused on applied biomedical research topics that may be of interest to Special Operations Forces (SOF)-relevant aspects of medical care, particularly related … Continue reading

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Sensors and Lasers

A month or two ago, PEO Soldier posted an interesting video on their site, and since sensors and lasers are part of the C4ISR schema that I’ll be talking about throughout the year, I thought it would be appropriate to … Continue reading

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SWR Brings Back Its Highly Successful Specwar 5.56mm Supressor.

SWR (Southeastern Weapons Research) Laurens, SC brings back its highly successful Specwar 5.56mm suppressor. The new design incorporates SWR’s Active Spring Retention (ASR)™ mounting system that guarantees a solid and secure mounting arrangement on any carbine. The Specwar is made … Continue reading

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