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Special Operations International Features

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Carbon Nanotube Coating For UAV All-Weather Operations

In these frugal times, helicopters that have been specially procured for special mission operations are few and far between. Internationally many helicopters used by special forces have dual use between the regular forces and SOF, but often it is the pilots who are imbued with special operational training. By Andrew Drwiega

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Table of Contents Departments

Cover/Q&A with James F. Geurts Acquisition Executive U.S. Special Operations Command

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The phenomenon of ice accretion on aircraft wings and control surfaces is a well-recognized challenge in aerospace engineering. The problem is more pronounced on unmanned aerial systems. By Chris Corsbie

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People Resource Center

Smaller is Getting Better

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones in common language have been crowding the news lately and may someday crowd the skies. While the field of small, mini and nano UAS platforms may be crowded, technology is propelling capabilities to meet the demand signal. By Henry Canaday

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International Vector

Exclusive interview with: Lieutenant Colonel Riho Ühtegi Commander Estonian Special Operations Force

Maximizing Small SATCOM Capabilities

When special forces were beyond the reach of highquality communications networks, they operated at a deficit of the kind of information and data that would make fulfilling their missions quicker and more efficient. By Peter Buxbaum

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BlackWatch

Detection and PROTECTION

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense purpose is to defend the United States against the unknown and unexpected, defend cities, support allies and protect warfighters. By Patrick E. Clarke

USSOCOM Military Construction FY17

Sixteen projects drive the special operations military construction budget request for FY2017.

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Special Operations International March 2016  

Special Operations International is the most widely distributed special; operations publication in the world. Coverage includes exclusive in...

Special Operations International March 2016  

Special Operations International is the most widely distributed special; operations publication in the world. Coverage includes exclusive in...

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