Special Forces

Special Forces

Photo illus. CH-47 Chinook helicopter by US DoD

The MH-47 Chinook helicopter variants are the primary heavy-lift transport helicopters for the U.S. Army’s Special Operations. Six new helicopters will be built for...
drone

MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft helped track a high-altitude exercise of the US Army. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) provided the US Army with technical...
satellite information

The Israeli Air Force opened the 7th Wing’s united school for elite air units. The school will instruct and train the Air Force’s special...

Operational, intelligent swarming aircraft autonomy will be integrated into US Air Force unmanned platforms. The combat-proven Hivemind autonomy software will advance the autonomous collaboration...

Units of the French Special Operations Command will be the first military force to adopt the latest  FN ENVOLYS machine gun. The weapon was...

Urban warfare will be a defining characteristic of future conflict. Being able to predict the layouts of buildings would be a big boost to...

French special forces will begin testing Flyboard Air - an individual air-mobility platform. France’s Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly said the decision...
Photo illustration Wikimedia US DoD

A UK elite unit was equipped with advanced drone technology when responding to the suicide bombing incident in Liverpool on November 14. A taxi driver...

The U.S. Air Force is reportedly fast-tracking the development of an amphibious version of the C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. Renderings of the finished...
underwater

For the first time, British special forces have been equipped with a pistol that can kill enemy divers ­underwater from more than 30m. UK’s Special...
Photo illustration Wikimedia US DoD

A new manned light attack aircraft is designed to support U.S. special operations forces. Lockheed Martin’s Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec showcased its new MC-145B...

Military bicycles are making a comeback in upgraded “e-bike” form. The heavy-duty, battery-assisted off-road electric bicycles are offered for tactical use as military tools,...

A new vehicle for first responder and emergency missions: Mercedes-Benz has recently launched its new G-Class model series 464 as a vehicle for Rescue and...
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While in the past two decades, US special operations forces have played a key role in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, bigger potential adversaries...
maritime boarding jet suit

Maritime boarding operations are challenging and have traditionally involved troops coming alongside a ship in a fast boat and hooking a caving ladder or...
helmet display

Special forces units are specially trained to gather intelligence and operate behind enemy lines. Upgrades to the NH90 helicopter for special forces significantly improve...

As quantum computers become more readily available, the concern is that they will be able to guess passwords and break through the layers of...

A new Russian surveillance solution allows the user to recognize people and vehicles from far distances, irrespective of the time of day and other...

The British Army is establishing a special operations Brigade that will undertake roles traditionally carried out by Special Forces.  The Security Force Assistance Brigade will...

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking to develop futuristic systems that “may be air deployed to allow for infiltration to...
nano drones

Details of a previously unknown drone project unveiled in a Pentagon document suggest that US Special Forces are acquiring small drones equipped with electronic...

Special Operations Forces (SOF) Operators must be able to shoot with high accuracy. The US Army is prototyping a small arms stabilization unit as...

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