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U.S. Air Force Special Tactics teams train with Jordanian special operations forces in personnel recovery techniques during Eager Lion 2016. This is one of the first times Special Tactics provided command and control of an exercise joint-task force, directing U.S. Army and Jordanian SOF teams in Air Force ground missions such as personnel recovery and precision strike. Exercise Eager...

The Seeker Series of mountable laser rangefinders has been introduced by Newcon Optik, a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of electro-optical devices. The series consists of the Seeker S and Seeker M — versatile, lightweight and MIL-SPEC laser rangefinder modules that are capable of being boresighted to practically any optical system, including spotting scopes, binoculars, and thermal imagers, as well...

Off-road motorcycle technology has evolved over the past 15 years. Simultaneously, USSOCOM now conducts more extended duration, off-road operations than ever before.At the outset Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, U.S. Special Operations Command forces (USSOCOM) primarily utilized the Kawasaki KLX 250cc motorcycle for extended off-road operations. This was the USSOCOM standard off-road motorcycle (service-common). Accordingly, spare parts and...

Trojan Footprint 16, a large-scale special operations readiness exercise, brought Airmen and Soldiers from the 352nd Special Operations Wing and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) together with Lithuanian, Latvian, & Estonian Special Operations Forces in Powidz, Poland and Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 3-22.The Special Operations Air Component saw the deployment and employment of Air Force MC-130J Commando II’s...

Gen. Raymond A. Thomas, III, left, U.S. Special Operations Command commander, and Maj. Gen. Richard S. "Beef" Haddad, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, unveil a painting honoring Citizen Airmen manning the 40mm Bofors gun aboard an AC-130 gunship during a mission over the "Highway of Death" in Kuwait during Desert Storm. The painting by Maj. Warren Neary (far...

Bird Aerosystems specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.The company recently showcase its new Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) system called SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System).SPREOS, a joint development with a large European Company, combines a radar based sensor (verification) and...

United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), on behalf of Special Warfare Training Group, is seeking to identify sources that are capable of providing the Silent Entry Torch System (SETS), Self-Contained Hybrid Integrated Evolution Life-support Device (SHIELD), Mobile Air Jam System.Primary point of contact is SFC Antonio Woodson, antonio.d.woodson@soc.mil

Kalashnikov Concern has offered new AK-400 series of assault rifles to the Special Forces of the Federal Security Service (Russian acronym: FSB) and Presidential Security Service (SBP), according to the Izvestia newspaper.AK-400 assault rifles can be equipped by all types of Picatinny-standard red-dot/optical sights, weapon flashlights and laser designators. The firearms incorporate new adjustable telescopic stock and ergonomic pistol...

Royal Marines aboard HMS St Albans spent three days sweeping through a mock oil rig to hone their skills in the Middle East.Eight commandos serving with the Portsmouth-based frigate headed for the US Coast Guard’s specialist facility in Bahrain when the ship spent a few days in the kingdom.The ‘ship in the box’ complex mirrors the superstructure and compartments...

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the release of two-high performance ground surveillance tools for border security and force protection, the LTV-X Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) and the FLIR Ranger R6SS portable radar at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida.The LTV-X is a rugged, tactical reconnaissance vehicle that can be transported inside a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey for...