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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Modernizing infantry Marines: Big changes coming as grunts take on more special ops-style missions | Military Times

The Corps is on a major push to overhaul how its fundamental basic unit operates in battle — providing grunts with modernized equipment and new roles and responsibilities. After nearly 17 years of fighting in ­war-torn regions like Iraq and...

Navy SEALs Spotted Using Modified Jet Skis and Cool Magnetic Climbing Gear | Popular Mechanics

Sharp-eyed observers have spotted U.S. Navy SEALs driving a new but familiar vehicle: modified versions of Yamaha personal watercraft. SEALs were also spotted using magnetic gear to scale the hull of a navy destroyer. The exercise, held off the Greek...

Mustang Survival and ADS, Inc. Unveil Next-Generation Special Ops Life Preserver | ADS INC

With support from ADS, Inc., Mustang Survival has developed a groundbreaking new life preserver so lightweight, low profile and non-restrictive that military operators will barely know they’re wearing it. Company officials, who will debut the product at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas...

Anti-terror super squad formed to safeguard Britain from attacks | Express

They will offer wide expertise in a number of areas, ranging from cyber warfare to chemical attacks. The unit will spearhead Operation Temperer, the Government’s over- arching security plan to provide thou- sands of soldiers to protect civilians during a...

Ghani briefed on operations during visit to Commando Corps | Pajhwok Afghan News

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has visited the Commando Corps in capital Kabul and evaluated the conduct of special operations, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday. The president hailed the bravery of security forces and directed serious attention to...

SHOT Show: Precision fire system for international SOF applications | Shepard Media

Paradigm SRP has used the background venue of this week’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to demonstrate the capabilities of its ‘Talon’ high precision stabilised sniper weapon system for unidentified members of the special operations...

Trump’s border wall models thwart U.S. special forces in tests | Pilot Online

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces...

US troops help Somali forces rescue 30 children from terror camp | CNN

US troops helped Somalia's security forces rescue approximately 30 child conscript soldiers Thursday during a raid on an al-Shabaab camp, a US military official tells CNN. The team of US Special Operations Forces was advising local Somali troops during the...

The Marine Corps Wants to Make Cyber More Like Special Ops | Military.com

No hands go up, but the offer stands, and the Marines know Neller will be back later that evening for one-on-one conversations. Marine leaders have been vocal about their desire to build more cyber capabilities into the force. An expected 1,000-Marine...

New Zealand accepts Supacat special operations vehicles | Janes 360

UK vehicle manufacturer Supacat has announced that the fleet of Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) ordered by New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) in September 2016 has been accepted. The company said in a statement on 16 January...

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Navy SEALs and Army Night Stalkers captured in amazing photos during Virginia exercise | The Drive

In rare photos taken by aviation photographer Raven Harris, SEAL Team Six was seen working with Night Stalkers and...

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