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SOCOM snipers will ditch their bullets for this new round next year | Military Times

Top special operations snipers will replace their 7.62mm sniper rifles with a caliber that doubles their hit probability at 1,000 meters, increases their effective range by nearly half, reduces wind drift by a third and has less recoil. What caliber is that, might you ask? The 6.5mm Creedmoor. Big Army has been at work on its own intermediate caliber rifle round as officials simultaneously develop the Next ... Read More »

Special Operations Iron Man Suit Prototype Delayed a Year | National Defense Magazine

This is part 1 of a 10-part series covering U.S. Special Operations Command’s Top 10 technology needs leading up to the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida, May 21-25, 2018. Today: The Iron Man Suit. There perhaps has been no higher profile Special Operations Command technology development program over the past few years than the tactical assault light ... Read More »

LITTLE MEN IN BLACK: THE FROGMAN THREAT IN MARITIME HYBRID WARFARE | CIMSEC

Maritime hybrid warfare is upon us, so proclaimed James Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral. “(I)t will sail out to sea and prove a formidable challenge,” he contended in a December 2016 Proceedingsarticle. According to security analyst Frank Hoffman, a hybrid opponentis one that “simultaneously and adaptively employs a fused mix of conventional weapons, irregular tactics, terrorism, and criminal behavior in the ... Read More »

Multinational airborne Rangers exchange wings at Joint Warfighting Assessment | DVIDS News

The jump was an added bonus to the training the two units had been conducting as part of the Joint Warfighting Assessment, a massive training exercise involving more than 4,800 troops from 10 partner nations conducted at Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr training areas. The objectives of the assessment were three-fold – training readiness, future force development, and interoperability with allies in ... Read More »

THE NAVY SEALS ALLEGEDLY LEFT BEHIND A MAN IN AFGHANISTAN. DID THEY ALSO TRY TO BLOCK HIS MEDAL OF HONOR? | Newsweek

As the pre-dawn twilight crept over an Afghan mountainside, an Air Force commando named Jay huddled in the snow, listening to a distressed voice crackle over his radio, then fade away. Moments later, he says, the voice came again, breaking through the static in little more than an anguished whisper: “This is Mako Three Zero Charlie…. This is Mako Three ... Read More »

Hooksett company supplying military special operators with high-tech, lightweight collapsible ladder | NH Union Leader

The people product-testing a lightweight collapsible ladder had good reason for interrupting their work. “The same guys who are testing it are actually fighting wars, so they would disappear for six months and you wouldn’t get a simple answer,” said Jason Cardinal, director of engineering at Pilot Innovations. They were members of the U.S. Navy’s special forces. What they were ... Read More »

US seeks airborne rescue and recovery for SOF in Yemen | Jane’s 360

The US military is looking for contractors to provide personnel recovery, as well as airborne casualty and medical evacuation services, for special forces personnel operating in and around Yemen. The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) issued a request for information (RFI) on 30 April for third parties that are capable of undertaking aircraft- and helicopter-based personnel recovery, casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), ... Read More »