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primary flight displays, which is critical in lowvisibility environments that mask hidden dangers such as treacherous terrain, other aircraft or utility wires. Honeywell will update the synthetic vision system to support the next phase of the Multifunction Radio Frequency program to fuse information from DARPA’s Advanced Rotary Multifunction Sensor radar along with terrain and obstacle databases and satellite imagery. The wider breadth of information will better inform helicopter pilots faced with low-visibility challenges. “Honeywell is meeting the challenge of mitigating degraded visual environments,” said Howie Wiebold, manager of business development at Honeywell Aerospace. “By processing data from multiple sensors and developing a 3D synthetic rendering of the exterior view in degraded conditions, we can create a safe environment where military pilots can turn degraded visual environments into a tactical advantage.”

Tagging, Tracking and Locating Information Dissemination and Visualization USSOCOM has issued a special notice seeking information from sources that can provide USSOCOM with a software based management system for the dissemination and visualization of TTL data as well as device command and control.

been assigned as commander, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Southern Command, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla. Green is currently serving as executive officer to Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Matthew M. Caruso, currently assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., has been selected to replace Air Force Command Chief

This software must be capable of providing situational awareness, data collection, geospatial data and two-way communications between multiple satellite, cellular and radio frequency providers. Technical requirements include: •• Provide the ability to connect with DoD and commercial gateways as well as other commercial data management servers •• Provide a permission based system (user, admin, etc.) •• Provide tools for data filtering and analysis, geofencing, management of devices by groups/units, and historical querying •• Allow for the integration of 3rd party devices as directed by the government •• Remotely configure and send messages to devices, query devices for configuration information •• Operate in a DoD cloud based network and meet DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) mandatory requirements •• Provide options for hosting and maintaining physical server based systems at the contractor facility •• Provide technical and training support 24/7/365 •• Provide over-the-horizon airtime services (Globalstar, Iridium, Cellular, etc.) •• Provide U.S personnel cleared to the secret level as well as secret cleared facility at the start of the task.

Master Sergeant William W. Turner as the command senior enlisted advisor for the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

(Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments), U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Major General Sean P. Swindell, commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan/ Special Operations Component CommandAfghanistan, Resolute Support Mission/United States Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan, has been assigned as director, J-8

Brigadier General Mark C. Schwartz, deputy commanding general (maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, has been assigned as commander, Special Operations Command Europe; and director, Special Operations, U.S. European Command, Germany.

Hybrid Unmanned Ground Vehicle Milrem, an Estonian defense solutions provider specializing in military engineering, unveiled the first-of-its-kind modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System), on February 16. A multi-mission vehicle platform that can assist and replace soldiers on the battlefield in complex and hazardous tasks, THeMIS is able to reduce operational risks and work as a force multiplier. Together with Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), Milrem developed the THeMIS Adder which is a variant where THeMIS is equipped with ST Kinetics’ remote weapon station, the RWS Adder. Unlike existing UGVs, THeMIS is a highly modular platform that allows different superstructures to be mounted and integrated onto the middle vehicular platform for complex missions such as rescue, transport and reconnaissance. The flexibility and versatile nature of the system not only increases efficiency, it also significantly reduces the life cycle costs of these complex unmanned systems with simplified maintenance and spare supplies.

Spain’s Paratroop Brigade Celebrates 50th Anniversary On February 23, Spain’s Paratrooper Brigade celebrated the 50th anniversary of its creation coinciding with the 62nd anniversary of the founding of

Brigadier General Antonio M. Fletcher, special assistant to the commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., has been assigned as deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan. Brigadier General Bryan P. Fenton, assistant chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, has been assigned as commander, Special

Operations Command Pacific, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Brigadier General Robert P. Walters Jr., director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, intelligence, Resolute Support Mission, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and director, J-2, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan.

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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...