‘It sounded like a horror show’ | Air Force Times 
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‘It sounded like a horror show’ | Air Force Times 

The semi-annual TE ‘events’ are one of the key ways that USSOCOM’s technology teams engage with external technology providers in industry, academia or as individuals.

Speaking at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in May of this year Lisa Sanders, USSOCOM director of science and technology, highlighted TE as ‘a great way for tech providers to put their work into the hands of SOF operators in a relevant field environment’.

USSOCOM’s descriptions of the events add that TE is designed to identify ‘potential Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 3 or greater technology solutions, impacts, limitations, and unities to meet SOF technical objectives and thrust areas’.

The latest TE announcement – identified as TE 18-1 – is calling for engineering interaction across the domain identified as SOF combat swimmer/diver and human performance.

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