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Unannounced Arrival

When conducting operations the challenge to special forces, ideally, is to arrive and leave an area of operations with as much stealth as possible....
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SOF Countercommunications Denial

As the operating environment for special operations forces (SOF) increasingly incorporates missions in anti-access/area denied (A2AD) and command and control denied or degraded environments...
Syn-ISR

SOF Seek Simulation to Optimise Training

Preferring to ‘train as they fight’, special operations forces (SOF) are infamous for replicating real-world environments to prepare for the execution of the full...
SOTACS

Special Forces Keep ‘Eyes On’ New Technology

Capable of conducting an extensive spread of mission sets across a complicated operating environment, special operations forces (SOF) demand the highest levels in technical...
F-Pano

Keeping Constant Cohesion and Awareness

SOF small units must be fed real-time and accurate situation awareness, particularly when operating in anti-access area denied (A2AD) environments. Describing how command and control...
MSAP

By Air, by Sea or Land

Whether conducting special reconnaissance (SR), direct action (DA) or military assistance (MA) missions, SOF units must be capable of rapidly moving across the battlespace. Rotary...
TALOS

Extending Personal Protection

Personal protective equipment (PPE) remains another critical requirement for enhancing the survivability of the individual SOF operator. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Arguably the most important PPE...
Multi-Mission

Move Fast, Hit Hard

As special forces remain focused on clandestine and discreet operations at extended ranges, these remote deployments continue to mould requirements for special operations vehicles...
SAAB-CGGM

Packing a Punch

In terms of maximising levels in lethality, SOF continue to identify small arms and support weapon solutions capable of being used across a variety...
US-SOF

Special Forces evolve to counter The (Un)Expected

The strategic importance of Special Operations Forces (SOF) has never been higher as more capabilities are demanded of relatively small forces called to operate...

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