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Israeli Gunmaker IWI Targets US Special Ops Contract

Posted by Arie Egozi on


screencap from IWI video

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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House Members Seek NDAA Language to Force Light-Attack Aircraft Buy

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Phil Clay, a former Navy test pilot for the Imminent Fury/Combat Dragon close air support experiments, says the Air Force should purchase “at least a wing” (20 planes) of the Light-Attack Aircraft for SOCOM and the so-called foreign internal defense (FID) mission to combat insurgencies. 

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911: A Remembrance

Posted by Colin Clark on


This day remains a special marker for all Americans, our friends, allies and our adversaries. It stands on its own, emblazoned in our minds.

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

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Air Force photo

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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SOCOM Pivots Toward Great Power Competition

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon’s new Special Ops leader is looking to the defense industry for help in meeting peer adversaries, but he also has a bone to pick.

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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Data from FLRAA RFI, 4 April 2019

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


Lockheed Martin graphic

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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