Armor & Mobility

MAY 2016

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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Page 2 of 35 Unmanned Tech Solutions | Armor & Mobility | May 2016 | 1 Advancing Prototype to Fleet Ready Exclusive interview with Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), regarding efforts to feld naval manned and unmanned support systems Interview by UTS Editor Scott Sharon STRATEGIC LEADER: PEO FIXED WING Keeping SOF Air Capabilities at the Tip of the Spear SOCOM's Program Executive Offce-Fixed Wing (PEO-FW) leads efforts to feld the latest in manned and unmanned assets By PEO-FW Public Affairs Cover: Pvt. Shane Polutchko, a paratrooper with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducts a pre-fight inspection on his RQ7B 'Shadow' unmanned aerial system in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The paratroopers conducted a class, as part of Fearless Guardian, with soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard showing the capabilities of the Shadow and some techniques for concealing themselves from the UAS. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk, 13th Public Affairs Detachment) From Concept Perception to Force Projection Exclusive interview with RADM Robert Girrier, Director, U.S. Navy's N99 Unmanned Weapons Systems Directorate, and efforts to accelerate capabilities to felding Interview by UTS Editor Scott Sharon 2 22 32 Departments Insights FutureTech Ad Index/Calendar of Events Mr. James H. Smith Deputy Director Special Operations Research, Development and Acquisition Center U.S. Special Operations Command MacDill Air Force Base, FL Features 10 Special Section: SOF Roundtable Q&A A&M spoke with leaders of Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations Commands about their current mission challenges and objectives Interviews by A&M Editor Kevin Hunter 3 Holistic Operator Training U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS), Ft. Bragg, NC, specially selected and trained to operate in remote situations By Janice Burton 15 28 Leadership Perspective INDUSTRY PARTNERS Multi-Packaged for Multi- Mission Endeavor Robotics, premier supplier of ground robotics technologies for defense By Jonathan Lesser Next-Level Off-Road Mobility Polaris Defense, leading supplier of lightweight transport options for defense application By Jed Leonard 20 8 5 24

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