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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Special Finds

Military dogs get ‘real feel’ bite training with fake skin sleeves that bleed | Marine Corps Times

Dr. Stephen Lee, a senior scientist with the Army Research Office, designed a sleeve device for military dogs that has a flesh-like sensation and can bleed to simulate actual biting. The circumference of the arm was also reduced giving it “authentic human skin texture”. The...

Israel and UAE in historic direct flight following peace deal | BBC News

The first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab of Emirates took place. The three-hour trip helps normalize relations after an announcement of a peace deal. The peace deal was made on August 13th. UAE leaders have claimed...

Veraxx wins $218M Army Special Ops training support contract | Govcon Wire

Verax Engineering was granted a contract to provide systems and tools for Army Special Ops Training for $218 million. The company will develop mission simulation, rehearsal, advanced planning, and preview platforms for use in the branch's live, virtual, and constructive...

Exclusive: Here are the photos of the MH-6 NOTAR flown and tested by the 160th SOAR (A) “Night Stalkers” | The Aviationist

The U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) “Night Stalkers” flown a little known NOTAR variant of the MH-6J. The variant has a quieter and safer operation over a traditional tail rotor. Two MH-6J airframes were converted to...

Telemedicine may well outlast the pandemic, say mental health care staff | Science Daily

The pandemic affects not only our healthcare system and economy but also our mental health. Medical practitioners found that telemedicine is likely to stay to a certain extent. Yet, new research found that there are still things to improve...

What if Facebook goes down? Ethical and legal considerations for the demise of big tech | Policy Review

People rely on social media platforms to connect with their loved ones and businesses rely on Facebook in advertising their product and marketing it to its targeted customers. A case study was born out of the idea of the...

Amp Human receives $1.5M Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from US Air Force | HJ News

US Air Force granted company Amp Human $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research through its AFWERX innovation program. This partnership will last for the next 18 months to fund research and adaptation in their PR Lotion. It...

Syria war: American troops hurt as Russian and US military vehicles collide | BBC News

Russia and America are pointing fingers at each other for the collision that ended up injuring several US troops. While a video reveals that the Russian vehicle rammed into the US, Russia is justifying it by saying that the...

A Navy SEAL’s tips for surviving a hurricane | Military Times

If you want to make sure you and your family is fully prepared this season and stays safe you might want to have these few tips from a Navy SEAL and survival expert. According to Cade Courtley most of...

A secret world under a French castle | BBC Travel

The Château de Brézé has hundreds of underground tunnels built below the French castle. Originally intended to be for an easy escape, the tunnels were never actually used. These bunkers would allow those in the castle to hide out from...

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After 6 years of attempts, Marine master guns finally wins Recon Challenge | Marine Corps Times

Master Gunnery Sgt. Cory Paskvan and Maj. Morgan Jordan won the 12th annual Recon Challenge after 9 hours and...

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