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Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) and its subordinate echelon commands require contractor-provided software solution and industrial organization (IO) psychology support services necessary for the implementation and execution of its Continuum of Leadership Development (CLD) program. To this end, they have issued a source sought document with a performance work statement that identifies software and system engineering, development, and services...

Picatinny engineers are creating M777A2 howitzer maintenance training videos to enhance the ability of Soldiers and Marines to conduct maintenance tasks in all operational environments. "The goal is to make the training more accessible," said Josh Zawislak, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, project officer for Project Manager Towed Artillery System Trainers, or PM TAS. PM TAS manages towed...

Close to 900 soldiers will be participating in Exercise Unified Resolve 1601 (Ex UR 16) in Edmonton, Alberta, from February 8 to 12, 2016. Ex UR 16 is a key step in the Canadian Army’s preparation for Exercise Maple Resolve 16 and the Road to High Readiness training program. Approximately half of the participating soldiers will come from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, while the remainder will...

Somali intelligence officials investigating a bomb blast on a commercial jet released surveillance footage Sunday appearing to show a passenger being given a laptop in which the bomb was concealed. The blast on Tuesday ripped a hole in the Daallo Airlines plane fuselage shortly after it took off from Somalia's main airport, killing one person and forcing an emergency...

This program is seeking commercial-off-the-shelf surface dry suit variants: (1) Maritime Assault Suit System (MASS) and (2) Lightweight MASS (L-MASS); each consisting of an over-garment, a tension relief and ventilation system, repair kit with instructions, and use and care manual, which can be used as a combat suit of the US Navy in maritime, land, airborne, shipboard, and transitional...

The Marine Corps of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy had the first trans-Theater Command (TC) realistic exercise in 2016 that involved nearly 6,000km of long-distance maneuver and power projection. Foreign media estimated that the PLA Marine Corps may shift to be an elite force that is able to carry out long-distance missions overseas. The Diplomat magazine of Japan reported...

The renewed activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), of its branches and of groups linked to this terrorist organization, are of particular significance. They coincide, on the one hand, with the third anniversary of the launching of Operation Serval and, on the other hand, with the recent attacks in Paris claimed by Daesh or the Islamic...

The top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee have urged Navy leaders to block a promotion for the admiral in charge of the service’s elite SEAL teams, citing reports that the commander retaliated against suspected whistleblowers. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the chairman and ranking Democrat on the panel, respectively, sent a joint letter to Navy...

Saudi Arabia has offered for the first time to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State, its defence ministry said on Thursday. “The kingdom is ready to participate in any ground operations that the coalition (against Isis) may agree to carry out in Syria,” said military spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri during an interview with al-Arabiya TV news. Saudi...

The 27th Special Operations Group was awarded the 2015 Aviation Resource Management Team of the Year for Air Force Special Operations Command for the seventh consecutive year. With approximately 60 Airmen spread across the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, 16th SOS, 318th SOS, 9th SOS, 12th SOS, 524th SOS, 551st SOS, 33rd SOS, 3rd SOS, and two tenant units, winning...