The Crossroads of Special Operations

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Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package | Military Times

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Special Operations Forces need an Expeditionary Electronic Countermeasure Device of the next generation. 

SOCOM seeks a multi-mission electronic countermeasure device for future generations. To prevent roadside bomb explosions and eliminate drone threats, the device must block radio frequencies. A significant undertaking is ensuring that operators in an isolated region have a consistent operational picture. Col. Anh Ha, who runs the command’s warrior-focused office, asks, “What happens if we can’t communicate?” SOFIC desires to identify portable, dismounted, and permanent expeditionary site alternatives for the next generation of multi-mission electronic countermeasure equipment. 

The Marine Corps and SOCOM employ the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Modi system, which the Army and Marine Corps also use. The next-generation model must be portable and weigh less than 40 pounds and support these additional areas. The program manager said that the office hopes to pick a system by the end of the fiscal year 2024 and begin manufacturing in the following year. 

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/smr/sofic/2022/05/18/special-operators-need-counter-drone-counter-ied-tech-in-a-smaller-package/ 


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