Special operations forces have always relied on innovative, high-tech capabilities to help them accomplish their highly specialized missions. As traditional SOF missions expand beyond Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to include potentially larger Great Power conflicts against China and Russia, industry is responding with new high-tech tools of the trade to maintain special forces’ considerable advantage on the battlefield.
In this video interview with John Baylouny, COO of Leonardo DRS, we discuss how industry can better understand SOF needs, the difference between fighting on an asymmetric battlefield vs. a more conventional one against larger-scale enemies, and the important roles played by artificial intelligence and electronic warfare. (D.N.).