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Israeli Gunmaker IWI Targets US Special Ops Contract

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The Negev can fire over 700 rounds a minute in full-auto — a bit less than the M249 — or, it can be switched to semi-auto for highly accurate single shots. It already comes in 5.56mm and 7.62mm variants, and IWI says it could be easily reconfigured to take different calibers.

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Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

Posted by Colin Clark on


“My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).”

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SOCOM Sticks With Leonardo DRS For Commercial Satcom

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Leonardo DRS keeps on keeping SOCOM connected.

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SOCOM Sticks With Leonardo DRS For Commercial Satcom

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Leonardo DRS keeps on keeping SOCOM connected.

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SOCOM’s Iron Man Must Die, So Iron Man Spinoffs Might Live

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Special Operations leaders are breaking their “Iron Man” project into its component parts, creating what they see as a “Hyper Enabled Operator.”

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Close Air Support Timeline Cut; Wait For Tech Was Too Long

Posted by Paul McLeary on


For too long, the CAS program “was falling on deaf ears, because it didn’t quite fit exactly in somebody’s nice little picture of a program, and it wasn’t funded” within a traditional acquisition program.

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FVL: Army, Marines, SOCOM Release Ambitious Specs For Future Aircraft

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army wants a lot out of its Black Hawk replacement, at $43 million apiece — but the Marines and special operators want even more.

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Lasers: Beyond The Power Problem

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Miitary lasers are getting more and more powerful, fast. But raw power isn’t all you need for a workable weapon.

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SOCOM Tests Sarcos Exoskeleton (No, It Isn’t ‘Iron Man’)

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Sorry, you won’t be punching aliens in the face. But loading 200-pound missiles onto a helicopter by yourself? That’s plenty useful.

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Fix It Before It Breaks: SOCOM, JAIC Pioneer Predictive Maintenance AI

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“He said you’ve got tremendous people, you prototype pretty effectively, and you’re absolutely terrible — he had some more colorful words than that — for machine learning,” Gen. Thomas said. “It gave me a spark … and turned me into a zealot.”

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