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US Special Operators Will Test Sig Sauer’s New Mini Assault Rifle In Combat | The Drive

U.S. Special Operations Command is planning to buy a small number of conversion kits from Swiss gun maker Sig Sauer to turn existing M4A1 carbines into new MCX Rattler personnel defense weapons, or PDWs.  This purchase is in response to the command’s nearly year-old requirement for a tiny assault rifle able to fire both .300 Blackout and 5.56x45mm rounds, which we at The War ... Read More »

Watch Navy SEAL Clay Tippins’ Super Bowl ad for Georgia governor | American Military News

Clay Tippins, a former Navy SEAL running for governor in Georgia, made his video debut on television on Sunday with a 60-second campaign ad during the Super Bowl. The ad for Republican Clay Tippins cost $250,000 and was played in the Albany, Columbus and Macon media markets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ad will be also be played Monday in Atlanta. The ad ... Read More »

Special forces, allies to benefit from Denmark’s defense spending deal | Defense News

Denmark has reached a landmark cross-party political deal that will reset the country’s defense infrastructure and lift military spending to record levels. The deal was negotiated as part of the new defense agreement for 2018–2023. Significantly, the agreement advances Denmark’s goal to raise spending on its military to 2 percent of gross domestic product ― a target set by NATO ... Read More »

Commandos repel attack; eliminate 20 ISIS-K fighters in Nangarhar | DVID News

Afghan Commandos responded with precision to repel an ISIS-K attack during a partnered 1st and 8th Special Operations Kandak (Battalion) operation in Mohmand Valley, Achin district, Nangahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 2, 2018. After receiving effective small arms and sniper fire from an ISIS-K element, the Commandos responded with superior firepower, setting the conditions for a decisive engagement using coalition airpower. ... Read More »

Not just for Hollywood anymore: SOCOM seeks long-range facial recognition, other next-gen tech | Navy Times

Facial recognition optics are among the new gadgets special operations forces may soon have in their kits during missions. U.S. Special Operations Command is inviting members of industry, academia and government research labs to submit ideas for innovative technologies surrounding intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance that could be of use to SOF units. If selected, participants will be invited to the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Butlerville, ... Read More »

ABADI ORDERS SPECIAL FORCES TO TAKE CONTROL OF NAJAF AIRPORT | NRT

Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi ordered Special Forces on Wednesday (January 31) to take control of Najaf International Airport, after the provincial council opposed the new successors. The Special Forces, escorted by head of Baghdad International Airport, Ali Jawad was sent to oust the airport’s current board of directors, a source told NRT Arabic. “Negotiations are now under way to ... Read More »

Afghan Special Operations build momentum with Cobra Strike Maneuver Course | DVIDS NEWS

The Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps launched the inaugural Cobra Strike Maneuver Course at the ANASOC Mobility School of Excellence, Pol-e Charki, Afghanistan, Feb. 3, 2018. The course trains Afghan Commandos for mobile offensive operations, bringing increased capability to the region’s elite light infantry special operations force. The inaugural CSMC class of 650 Commando-qualified soldiers will execute the first ... Read More »