Special Forces

Special forces members implement unconventional operations by air, land, or sea during combat or peacetime as members of elite teams. These activities include offensive raids, demolitions, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and counterterrorism.

The Security Service of Ukraine released a photo of special forces personnel taken in the town of Kupyansk
Special Forces

The Security Service of Ukraine released a photo of special forces personnel taken in the town of Kupyansk

The Security Service of Ukraine released a photo of special forces personnel taken in the town of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, liberated from Russian invaders. The Security Service of Ukraine published the relevant photo on Telegram. "Special forces personnel of the Centre of Special Operations ‘A’ of the Security Service of Ukraine are in Kupyansk which has been and will always be Ukrainian! We will free our land to the last centimeter! We move further! Glory to Ukraine!" the post reads. Source: Ukrinform
Iron Eagle X awarded USD 430Mn contract for US Special Operations Command activities
Special Forces

Iron Eagle X awarded USD 430Mn contract for US Special Operations Command activities

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on August 31 that Iron Eagle X, Tampa, Florida, was awarded a contract with a maximum ceiling of $430,000,000 and a 10-year ordering period for a range of activities, including further research and development, products, services, and production for further technical development and applications derived from previous U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) tools and extending solutions to meet USSOCOM software solution requirements for challenges associated with a host of operational workflows and interoperability among data sets and applications in the furtherance of the program. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance, and fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $3,877,823 are being obligated at the tim...
US Special Operations Command has selected AT-802U Sky Warded strike aircraft for its Armed Overwatch program
Air, Special Forces

US Special Operations Command has selected AT-802U Sky Warded strike aircraft for its Armed Overwatch program

L3Harris Technologies has announced that U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has selected AT-802U Sky Warded strike aircraft for its Armed Overwatch program. The company said in a release that the award of the Indefinite Quantity, Indefinite Delivery contract includes a cost ceiling of $3 billion. The program includes delivery of up to 75 manned, fixed wing aircraft, with an initial program contract award of $170 million. The fleet of modern multi-mission aircraft will address SOCOM’s need for a deployable, sustainable single-engine fixed-wing, crewed and affordable aircraft system. It will provide close air support, precision strike, armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), strike coordination and forward air controller requirements for use in austere and permi...