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Navy Seeks Info on Sensor, Targeting System for Special Ops Aircraft

The U.S. Navy is soliciting industry input for its plan to install an electro-optical sensor and targeting system in the service’s special operations aircraft, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. A Naval Surface Warfare Center notice says the service wants information on a gimbaled system that is compatible with the Lockheed Martin-built C-130J in …

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Gen. Joseph Votel: Special Ops’ TALOS Suit Moves Toward 2018 Launch

U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel has said a prototype of an assault suit designed to protect special operations troops is on track for launch in 2018, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes a joint acquisition task force, formed in 2013, intends to combine technologies for ballistic protection and tactical functions into …

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SOCOM Calls for New UAV Vendor

The Special Operations Command is seeking a new vendor to develop unmanned aerial vehicles for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Defense News reported Tuesday. Paul McLeary writes the fresh bid for the ScanEagle system follows on a previous contract awarded to Insitu in February 2013, which will expire in early 2015. The medium …

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DARPA Seeks Lighter Night Vision Gear

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking a light and small design variant of night vision gear, Military Times reported Thursday. Michael Peck writes DARPA has released a small business innovation research solicitation for a night vision system with short-wave or broad-band infrared cameras, infrared weapons illuminators and augmented reality heads-up displays. …

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Kay Hagan: Senate Subcommittee Wants DoD Special Ops Funding to Help Target Boko Haram

A Senate subcommittee has approved language in its portion of the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act to allocate $7.7 billion in special operations spending for the Defense Department, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee chairperson, told a Senate session …

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Congress Asks DoD to Detail Cyber Budget

Defense Department officials have been asked by members of Congress to provide more details on the military’s budget for its cyber and special operations, the Federal Times reported Wednesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the House and Senate appropriations committees want more information in order to form a budget for the Special …

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