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How To Install SureFire SOCOM Suppressor

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US Army To Purchase Swedish 84mm Recoil-less Rifle

Read the full article at Small Arms Defense Journal:

Saab has been awarded a contract for the supply of additional Carl-Gustaf portable weapon systems and ammunition to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).  The new deal is worth $25.8m and follows the previous $31.5m one secured by the company in December 2011 for the delivery of 126 systems to the command for use in Afghanistan.

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MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, Special Forces Vehicle

MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle: Special Forces Vehicle variant.

MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle: Special Forces Vehicle variant

MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle: Special Forces Vehicle variant.

Like the standard MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the Oshkosh® M-ATV special forces vehicle is derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, and is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates the TAK-4® independent suspension system with battle-tested technology to maximize maneuverability and crew safety. It’s also adapted for sophisticated, specific and technical missions, offering the visibility, control, storage, payload capacity, durability and mobility vital to mission success.

  • Larger windshield for improved visibility
  • 5th seat which converts to gunner stand and is compatible with RWS
  • Rear cargo access door
  • Increased usable crew compartment volume through redesigned GFE rack and cargo deck


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SOCOM Wants Android Devices

SOCOM wants to use Google’s Android devices instead of developing a proprietary system:

From Danger Room:

SOCOM calls it the Tactical Situational Awareness Application Suite, or TactSA, and it has to work in low-connectivity areas — the middle-of-nowhere places you’d expect to send the military’s most elite troops. It’s got to be peer-to-peer, encrypted “at the application level” and able to recover from “network outages and substantial packet loss.”

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