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Russian army says 'eliminated' those behind Syria attack

3 days agoNews : The Lookout

The Russian army on Friday said it had "eliminated" the militants behind a mortar attack on a base in Syria on New Year's Eve that killed two Russian soldiers. "The command of our troops in Syria carried out a special operation to find...Show More Summary

The U.S. Military Could Soon Have the Ultimate Weapon: 'Iron Man' Suits

Michael Peck Security, Yes, this is true.  The Pentagon's notorious "Iron Man" suit is beginning to take shape. U.S. Special Operations Command, the umbrella organization for America's commandos, is soliciting proposals for the Tactical...Show More Summary

Military hero McRaven leaving post as Texas chancellor

University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven — the former head of U.S. Special Operations Command who directed the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden — plans to leave the … Click to Continue »

U.S. Gen. Reins in Special Operations Forces in Africa After Niger Deaths and Daily Beast Investigations

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

In a letter, the commander of U.S. Special Forces in Africa cautions them to take fewer risks, use better judgement. NCIS investigators have been called to investigate a massacre.

Commander of Taliban Special Forces 'Red Unit' Killed in Afghanistan

Mullah Shah Wali was killed in an air operation in Helmand, according to Afghan security forces.

U.S. military denies American soldiers killed Somali civilians

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Within an hour of the story being published, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa denied the claims.

SOCOM Solicits $33 MILLION Contract for Variable-Power Squad Optics

The United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) is looking for a new variable-power rifle optic to allow users to engage targets out to 600 meters, while still preserving close-in capability. The solicitation, released last week...Show More Summary

SureFire Awarded SOCOM Suppressor Contract

SureFire have been awarded an additional contract to provide the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with suppressors, muzzle breaks and blank firing adapters. SureFire were first awarded the SOCOM suppressor contract back in 2011, when an indefinitely quantity contract worth $23.3 million was awarded. Show More Summary

U.S. Commandos Lurk in Countries That Surround Russia, Continuing to Raise Tensions

As U.S.-Russia relationships continue to sour, U.S. policy is persistently provocative. “They are very concerned about their adversary next door,” said General Raymond Thomas, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), at a...Show More Summary

Here Is the U.S. Military's New High-Speed Boat in Action

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

Back in July, U.S. Central Command tweeted a gnarly photo of Gen. Joseph Votel cruising aboard a Combatant Craft Assault boat, the stealthy multi-role watercraft designed to replace U.S. Special Operations Command’s smaller MkV Special...Show More Summary

SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND’S QUEST FOR FREEZE DRIED PLASMA (FDP): FDP is an emergency dehydrated ver…

SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND’S QUEST FOR FREEZE DRIED PLASMA (FDP): FDP is an emergency dehydrated version of blood plasma. Plasma requires refrigeration. FDP doesn’t. It’s easy to see why SOCOM was interested. But when it came to obtaining FDP for U.S. soldiers, the enemy was the Food and Drug Administration. “…SOCOM has been using French FDP, […]

Army investigating Fort Bragg accident that killed special operations soldier

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The accident, which killed one and injured 15 soldiers, is under investigation by the Army Special Operations Command based at Fort Bragg.        

Ukrainian Special Forces Precision Rifle Competition

Competing elements of the Ukrainian Special Operations Command came together recently to participate in a skill of arms testing precision rifle capabilities, teamwork, handgun marksmanship, care under fire, among numerous other skill sets often required by sniper teams in combat. Show More Summary

Top Asian News 11:53 p.m. GMT

CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. Show More Summary

Top General Hints That Trump Will Continue Afghan Support

Signaling that the US military expects its mission to continue, the top US commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. John Nicholson's exhortation of continued support for the...

Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan

Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring … Click to Continue »

Grizzly Targets SOCOM Rack: Something NEW in the World of Steel Targets

This is truly a game changer. Who better to develop targets with than the team at Special Operations Command, right?!! This post Grizzly Targets SOCOM Rack: Something NEW in the World of Steel Targets appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Vice Admiral James W. Crawford, III and command influence

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Vice Admiral James W. Crawford, III, the Navy’s senior lawyer, is being investigated for influencing a wrongful conviction of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Keith Barry, a SEAL convicted of rape in 2015. Barry has served his sentence and now he’s appealing the case on the grounds that Crawford […]

US Special Operations Command chief claims '60,000 to 70,000' ISIS fighters have been killed

During a discussion at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, head of US Special Operations Command, cited estimates saying that the US-led fight against ISIS had killed 60,000 to 70,000 ISIS militants. It is not...Show More Summary

Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II PSR Limited Edition

As most readers know Schmidt & Bender (Germany) won the Precision Sniper Rifle Program of the United States Special Operations Command.  Since 2011 S&B have been been supplying the Special Forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines with high quality optics. Show More Summary

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