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USSOCOM Pursues New Insertion Techniques

Moving onto the objective for SOF often takes methods that are ‘out of the ordinary’. USSOCOM has been discussing new alternatives. At the inaugural Special...

Ensuring Global Connectivity for Special Forces

Overcoming the challenge of disrupted communications for special forces operating in contested environments. On 1 September, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) published its ‘UK...

COVID Setback for SOF Training

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Special operations training programmes across the Indo-Pacific region have been significantly hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Special...

SOF challenges as great power rivalry builds

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - As Superpower competition expands in Asia, regional special forces are looking to re-equip to meet sub-threshold threats. Asia...

Maritime fobs for Seaborne SOF

Published in the July/August 2020 Issue - Across Asia Pacific, special operations forces (SOF) are receiving upgrades in maritime capability to support emerging mission...

Asian SOF looks for Protected Mobility

SOF vehicles can be light and quick, but for some operators there is also a proved need for greater protection for the operators. In April,...

Combat Systems for Future Soldiers

In a contemporary operating environment witnessing increasing levels of tension across the Korean Peninsula, the capabilities of dismounted, mounted and special operations units have...

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