The Army’s Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Project Management Office, in collaboration with the U.S. Special Operations Command, executed a flight demonstration involving the first launch of the Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated Unmanned System (Altius) 700 air vehicle on Dec. 3, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Army photo by Daniel Henke.)

SOCOM gearing up to assess air-launched kamikaze drones

U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for loitering munitions that can be dropped from a variety of aircraft in its inventory.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Green Berets with 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and an augmentee with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, clear a corridor of threats during the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course, Jan. 24 to Feb. 3, 2022. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

SOCOM taking innovation foundry to London to focus on special ops in ‘smart cities’

The event “will explore the challenges of physical and remote SOF operations in a range of future complex smart city scenarios,” according to SOCOM.
Special tactics operators conduct close-quarters battle training at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, Jan. 27, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carly Kavish)

SOCOM wants new targeting tools for urban battles

U.S. Special Operations Command is on the hunt for new non-line-of-sight targeting systems.