The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is set to advance its capabilities for future missions in urban environments through Innovation Foundry 15 (IF15), a collaborative event to be held in London. This initiative aims to gather insights and ideas on operating within the increasingly complex landscapes of smart cities. Scheduled for April, the forum will bring together U.S. and U.K. defense officials, technology experts, and a diverse group of participants from industry, academia, and government. The focus will be on exploring the physical and remote challenges of Special Operations Forces (SOF) in sophisticated urban scenarios, emphasizing the need for innovative solutions to navigate and perform in these dense, interconnected environments.
IF15 represents a proactive approach by SOCOM and its partners, including the U.K. Strategic Command, to anticipate and prepare for the evolving demands of urban warfare.