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The U.S. military is launching 'Operation Jade Helm 15' today, a large scale exercise taking place over several states. The Special Operations Command (USASOC) will supply the vast majority of the roughly 1,200 personnel participating in the joint exercise, along with units from the Navy, Marines and the Air Force. The exercise will span over two months, from July 15 through September 15.
The IDF is grouping four special-operations units into a newly established ‘commando brigade.’ Grouping these independent units together under a brigade framework will enable the IDF to optimize their operational effectiveness and enhance support for their special needs.
TEC Torch - a small, hand-held thermal erosive cutting (TEC) torch that cuts through steel bars in two seconds is being developed by EMPI for use by SOF personnel, law enforcement and first responders, used for hot breaching, forced entry and in rescue operations, as well as for the neutralization of explosive devices (EOD-UXO) and thermal destruction of objects and systems on land and underwater.
analysts at the Institute for the Studies of War say, "perhaps as many as 25,000 ground troops in all in Iraq and Syria”. Although in roles very different from those they played in Iraq between 2003 and 2011, the decisive effort will require primarily teams of Special Forces and special mission units, deployed in a dispersed footprint throughout the Sunni lands, as well as advising the Iraqi Security Forces and the moderate Syrian opposition.
With Eurosatory 2014, the biennial defense and security event that takes place in Paris just around the corner, Defense-Update editors are listed 10 technologies and applications that will surely grab your attention...
The crisis in Ukraine was the largest battlefield of cyber war since Russia's cyber-attacks on Estonia in 2007 and Georgia in 2008. Russian cyber operations in Ukraine were based on the experience and lessons learned from previous attacks; they haven't left 'fingerprints' leading to the sources. Russia has managed to hit almost all Ukraine government websites and it was able to take control and to put on surveillance and monitoring all the Internet and telephone communications lines, before the invasion and occupation of Crimea by its military.
Students from the Infantry Officer Course (IOC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., recently completed a "Proof-of-Concept" 1,100 mile (1,770 km) raid using the...
Supacat is launching the Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 400 (LRV 400) at the DSEi 2013 exhibition opened in London today. The vehicle is designed as...
Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is unveiling its new Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) designed for unconventional and reconnaissance missi
HDT is showing at the Modern Day Marine its new Storm SRTV, developed in conjunction with Special Operations Forces.
A new, lightweight, super agile military variant of the Rally Raid proven Wildcat is introduced for military and special operations applications at DSEi 2011 as part of the Supacat special purpose vehicle family. The new Wildcat offers a high performance, off road vehicle for special forces, border patrol, reconnaissance, rapid intervention and strike roles.
Moving to bolster its special operations and combat search and rescue capabilities, the Israel Air Force (IAF) is evaluating the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft as an optional future vertical lift capability. The Osprey has a mission range exceeding 1,600 km, (compared to 1,000 km of the CH-53D), what makes it attractive augmenting the IAF operations at very.
A Brazilian Super Tucano aircraft was seen at Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) in Florida on Sunday. The light attack/trainer aircraft would be assembled there...
The first C-130J arriving in New Delhi this week is planned to deploy to Bangalore for Aero-India 2011 show. These planes will support India's...
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