Friday Foto

Members of the Romanian Special Forces boards a vessel during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) evolution as a part of Trojan Footprint 21 off the coast of Mangalia, Romania on May 7th, 2021. Trojan Footprint 21 is Special Operations Command Europe’s annual exercise to demonstrate proficiencies, assess the readiness and lethality of our […]

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MARSOF Full Spectrum: Marine Raiders

Marine Raiders conducted operations during RAVEN unit readiness / certification exercises alongside Marines from across the Fleet Marine Force as well as U.S. Army Special Forces in Nashville, Tenn., Apr. 24-June 1, 2021. RAVEN is a training exercise held to evaluate all aspects of a Marine Special Operations Company prior to a Marine Forces Special […]

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Direct Action’s 2021 Catalog Has Dropped

For the past 5 years or so Direct Action has been showing the world that gear designed in Poland can keep up with the best of the West. Their system-oriented design approach, combined with a real understanding of the dynamics and ergonomics of the intersection of operator and equipment, they’re innovations in advanced materials, and […]

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5-6 June 1944: The Night of Nights

After preparing their equipment, conducting rehearsals, and receiving their final briefings, the men of the Allied Airborne Forces boarded their transport aircraft and gliders in England to begin a one-way trip to the province of Normandy, France – and a legendary rendezvous with destiny.   They were the tip of the spear for the greatest […]

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Friday Foto

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators, assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, prepare to conduct a simulated medevac mission on March 2, 2020, near Constanta, Romania, using the 352 SOW’s CV-22B Osprey. The training event was part of a larger special operations air-land integrations (SOALI) exercise with Romanian and Polish SOF. The exercise marked […]

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USSOCOM Selects 5 Armed Overwatch Program Contenders

U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded a total of $19.2 million for prototype aircraft to take part in demonstration fly-offs for the SOCOM Armed Overwatch program. Five companies will submit their proposed low-cost, rugged aircraft to fly surveillance and strike missions under austere conditions.   The prototype demonstrations are expected to be completed by March […]

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Presenting the AT-802U Sky Warden™ ISR-Strike Aircraft

 L3Harris Technologies and Air Tractor have teamed up to deliver the AT-802U Sky Warden™, an affordable, production-ready aircraft designed for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other missions in extreme combat environments. The AT-802U Sky Warden is based on the rugged and capable Air Tractor AT-802, which features the largest payload capacity of any […]

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On This Day In History – 5 May 1980

SAS assault team storming the Iranian embassy, 5 May 1980. The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, at the Iranian embassy on Prince’s Gate in South Kensington, London when a group of armed Iranian Arabs demanding sovereignty of Khuzestan Province took 26 people hostage, including embassy staff, visitors, and […]

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Friday Fotos

Students from Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course (RSLC) Class 04-21 execute a Field Training Exercise (FTX). Teams conduct student planned and executed reconnaissance and surveillance operations to collect and report priority intelligence requirements in support of their commanders reconnaissance guidance while being evaluated by RSLC cadre. Photo credit: US Army, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course […]

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