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In late July, for the very first time, the 27th Special Operations Wing conducted a full mission profile (FMP) hundreds of miles away in the mountainous terrain of Utah and Colorado.The training provided Air Commandos with the chance to identify their strengths and weaknesses in an unfamiliar location while also testing brand new mission capabilities.“This exercise provided the 27th...

U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took charge of a ranger training program for qualified volunteers from Iraqi security forces at Camp Taji, Iraq, when they arrived in May.The ranger training program, led by Company A, 1-502nd, is one of the multiple building partner capacity missions the around...

The Canadian Army will send regular troops to Niger in the next few months to help train soldiers there.Officers recently visited the country to do a tactical reconnaissance.A small team of Canadian special forces soldiers is already training Niger’s military personnel.They will continue that role in the fall and work with Canadian Army staff as they prepare to hand...

U.S. special forces Soldiers and forces from the State Security Services of Georgia participated in exercise Jackal Stone 2016, here during the first two weeks of August.The exercise was designed to stress and build interoperability between U.S. and Georgian counter terrorism forces and interagency partners while providing mission command nodes the opportunity to exercise their systems. The exercise challenged...

The Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command, Contracting Department, intends to award a firm-fixed-price (FFP) sole source contract under the authority FAR 13.106-1(b)(1) soliciting from a single source, to CAE Healthcare to provide commercial Caesar and Apollo human patient simulators. The simulators allow instructors to mimic life-threatening injuries in order to evaluate the effectiveness of life-saving treatments performed by the...

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Technology Application Contracting Office (TAKO) anticipates contracting with Survival Systems USA, to transport and refurbish one Modular Egress Training Simulators (METS) Model 40 and one METS Model H-6. The transportation will be from Ft. Campbell KY to Survival Systems USA's, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), plant in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The...

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...