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AeroVironment to Support Puma Unmanned Aircraft for Special Operations Command

September 1, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced that it has received a contract delivery order valued at $35 million for digital Puma All Environment unmanned aircraft systems spares and training services. The equipment and services were procured under the existing U.S. Special Operations Command All Environment Capable Variant contract. Capable of performing multiple surveillance and reconnaissance missions over water or land, Puma systems will be used by soldiers to protect troops and vehicles in combat areas.

L-3 Receives $170 Million Special Operations Command Contract

August 27, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Global Communications Solutions Incorporated, Victor, New York, was awarded a contract with a ceiling of $170 million for the integration, configuration, test and sustainment of the Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Lite (SDN-L) in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command Research, Development and Acquisition Center. The SDN-L will provide the tactical communicator an enhanced operational capability; an increase in bandwidth/data throughput; enhanced security capability; and an overall size and weight reduction as compared to existing legacy systems. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity.

Special Operations Forces Dive Deep

May 2006
By Rita Boland

The U.S. military's elite units have another platform from which they can launch maneuvers. Devised from submarines the U.S. Navy had planned to decommission, the new vehicles will be multimission, multiservice platforms designed specifically for covert operations and special operations warfare.

Marine Corps Special Operations Command Hits the Beach

May 2006
By Henry S. Kenyon

A service with a long history of creative solutions to military challenges is joining forces with the unconventional warfare community. The U.S. Marine Corps has established a special operations command that will work as part of a joint special forces group.

People Power Drives Special Operations

May 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

The global war on terrorism and new technological capabilities have changed the way special operations forces fight and how they are employed in the battlefield. Nontraditional missions require nontraditional skills, and the U.S. Special Operations Command is training a new type of warrior to use skill sets vital in the war on terrorism.

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