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Somali commandos backed by unidentified foreign special forces raided a town in southern Somalia that is largely controlled by Al-Shabaab militants on Monday .The joint military operation happened in Awdhegle town in Lower Shabelle region, targeting Al Shabaab camps, according to local residents.Loud explosions and gunfire heard after the raid. Reports say heavy fighting broke out between the special...

USSOCOM is conducting market research on the acquisition of and support for a Non-motion Stimulated MH-47 Helicopter Simulator, using Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) as a location to model the research.USSOCOM has an interest in providing a Non-motion Stimulated MH-47 Helicopter Simulator for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Using the JBLM location as a model, the MH-47 non-motion...

To honor the legacy and devotion to a fallen brother-in-arms, an award was dedicated to the life of Lt. Col. William “Bill” Schroeder and given to a Special Operations Weather Team training pipeline graduate on July 21.Schroeder served as a special operations weather officer and previously commanded the 10th Combat Weather Squadron. He sacrificed his life when he was...

USSOCOM has announced its intention to solicit and negotiate solely with ViaSat Inc., for operations and sustainment support to include upgrades to current and emerging requirements for eighteen TS4528A/U Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) Orderwire Channel Controller Trainer/Simulator (DOCCT/S) systems, NSN 5895-01-494-2241. Thirteen of the eighteen DOCCT/S systems are 2-channel systems (ViaSat part number VA-017000-0028) and the five remaining...

USSOCOM has issued a notice of intent to inform industry of the Government's intent to execute a Single Source award under FAR Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures, with Kokatat Products.The contractor shall deliver maritime assault suit system (MASS) suits and a 2-piece variant. The one-piece suit must provide completely waterproof protection from the elements. This includes latex neck gasket...

USSOCOM has issued a notification that Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) intends to award a sole-source, firm-fixed price contract to Professional Components, Ltd. NSW requires replacement seats for its Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs). It's RHIBs were built to the Shockwave seating system specifications, and only Shockwave seating systems are compatible with the RHIB layout as built.Professional Components, Ltd. is currently...

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Submergence Group LLC, will manufacture Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) that will transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged. These vehicles have longer endurance and operate at greater depths than swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) in use.Under the terms of the $166 million U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract, Lockheed Martin will build as many...

On July 21, Chemring announced that it has been awarded a further research and development contract on the Next Generation Chemical Detection (NGCD) Program of Record, and has therefore progressed to the prototype phase on all three variants of this programme. Work will be carried out at the Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems’ facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.Michael Flowers,...

The Marine Raiders of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command will welcome their new commander, Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, the sixth officer to hold the position, in a ceremony, on July 26, at Camp Lejeune.Mundy comes to the command with extensive experience in integrating Marines with Naval and Joint partners, having just finished his command of...

In the chaos of battle, the "Quiet Professionals" of Air Force Special Operations Command, the combat controllers, choreograph the actions of circling close air support aircraft.Combat controllers with the 353rd Special Operations Group and Force Reconnaissance Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force exercised their joint terminal attack control skills and enhanced partnerships during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...