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L3Harris Technologies Wins $100M USSOCOM Contract to Improve VSAT’s; Chris Aebli, Chuck Schumer Quoted

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded a potential five-year, $100 million contract to L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to enhance and extend the service life of its existing fleet of 550 L3Harris Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT), the company announced on Monday.


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Lisa Costa: SOCOM Looks Into Software-Defined Networking, Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

Lisa Costa, chief information officer at U.S. Special Operations Command, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday that software-defined networking, next-gen laptop and Special Operations Forces hybrid cloud are the emerging networking capabilities SOCOM is investigating. Costa said SOCOM’s cloud strategy is based on application modernization and cloud development.

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SOCOM to Develop AI-Based Strategy for Asset Allocation, Transparency

The U.S. Special Operations Command hopes to create a machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy that allows transparency and validate allocation in future expenses, National Defense reported Thursday. The strategy's roadmap will utilize AI-based applications, outreach and workforce components and is expected to yield five different outcomes and focus on six specific areas.

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SOCOM Looks to Enhance Operations with Artificial Intelligence

The Special Operations Command plans to apply artificial intelligence into its operations to help the U.S. stay ahead of Russia, China and other adversaries in employing new technologies to boost military power, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Officials from SOCOM's component commands discussed the efforts of near-peer competitors to modernize capabilities during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla.

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USSOCOM to Seek Industry Input for ‘Hyper-Enabled Operator’ Concept

The U.S. Special Operations Command plans to hold a “disrupter event” at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference on May 20 to 23 in Florida to discuss potential approaches to support its “hyper-enabled operator” efforts with industry, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Jim Smith, acquisition executive at USSOCOM, said the command wants to explore the areas of data, presentation and computation to build technologies and enables the warfighter as well as logisticians, medics and psychological ops personnel to receive and analyze information real-time in the field.

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First AC-130J Block 30 Aircraft Delivered to USAF

The U.S. Air Force's 4th Special Operations Squadron has received the first delivery of an updated AC-130J Ghostrider gunship equipped with the aircraft's Block 30 configuration, Military.com reported Friday. The service branch accepted the initial AC-130J Block 30 unit during a ceremony at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Fla., according to a USAF SOCOM press release.

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