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Project Porthole is delivering a high altitude parachute system (HAPS) to the SAArmy and the South African Special Forces. The final training and acceptance of the system has already begun on 15 August and will complete on 02 September 2016 at 44 Parachute Regiment in Bloemfontein.The General Officer Commanding (GOC) South African Special Forces (as custodian of Project Porthole),...

Canada’s top special forces soldier has been charged after accidentally firing his rifle as he prepared to visit the frontlines in northern Iraq.Maj.-Gen. Mike Rouleau, a special forces combat veteran and head of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, will face a court martial for a “negligent discharge” from his firearm last year, the Canadian military said.Rouleau immediately reported...

AFSOC, through the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base Contracting Office has issued a justification and approval notification in which approval is sought is sole source purchase of a AN/PRC- AN/PRC-152V(4)C multi-band radio.Harris Corporation is the “original equipment distributor” for this purchase, therefore they are the sole source facility to provide this type of equipment, giving the federal government...

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., has been awarded a $379.6 million ceiling, cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant contract to provide the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) with rapid development and fielding of counter-threat technologies, delivering urgent mission information technology solutions within the combatant commanders’ latest time of value in support of operations throughout the...

Naval Special Warfare Group Four (NSWG-4) requires Video Teleconference VTC equipment and services. NSWG-4 requires one new system and additional equipment for upgrading one existing system. The government also requires installation and upgrade services associated with the tasks identified.The NSWG-4’s N8 section intends to transfer one existing VTC system from its current location within the same building and requires...

An arriving C-130 Hercules taxies to a large hangar where about 60 Army paratroopers wait to board. Lugging about 100 pounds of gear, the Soldiers quickly line up and load into the aircraft as its four idling engines blow hot gusts over the tarmac.Minutes later, the plane is flying at 150 mph and the paratroopers jump, being whisked away...

The Technology Applications Contracting Office (TAKO) is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support this requirement for the procurement of services that will modify 11 Aircraft that will include modifications for the removal of previous Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) A-kits, modification of...

The Turkish Special Forces are playing a key role in the operation launched at 04.00 a.m. on Aug. 24 to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to free the Syrian town of Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).According to military sources speaking on condition of anonymity, Turkish special forces “like those of others such...

Army Lt. Col. Kevin Holiday, deputy commander of Special Operations Detachment Central (SOD-C) boarded a C-130 Hercules for the final jump of his military career at MacDill Air Force Base. He was joined by several other SOD-C Soldiers, and special operations members from other branches of military service.Army paratroopers require a minimum of four jumps per year. This particular...

Naval Special Warfare Group TWO (NWSG-2) personnel require Jungle Warfare Training (JWT) to gain proficiency and competence to successfully operate in the jungle environment when deployed. This course will address the requirements unique to conducting operations in the jungle environment, specifically in preparation for a deployment to the SOUTHCOM AOR.The purpose of training is to address environmental factors in...