Tampa, Florida — The annual conference, Special Operations Industry Conference (SOFIC) begins today where the industry leaders in advanced warfare technology and weaponry meet to display the latest in Special Operations Forces (SOF) equipment and capabilities. Big industry names such as Lockheed Martin to Endeavor Robotics will be presenting their latest innovations as well as the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) unveiling of its latest version of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), or its simpler name the “Iron Man” suit.
SOFIC’s official statement on the conference:
The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is the premier venue for the SOF community to interact with industry and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators.
SOFIC provides educational sessions, demonstrations, interaction with exhibitors and many networking opportunities across the SOF community. SOFIC is the single most important opportunity to continue developing, nurturing and exercising the growing network across industry, government and academia and international partners. By leveraging the depth, breadth and diversity of this network the SOF community can boost its velocity, multiply its iterations and increase the variety of capabilities to meet the changing demands of its operators.
For industry participants SOFIC provides a multitude of significant opportunities for networking, business intelligence, brand promotion and product demonstration. Participants are offered detailed insights and tips on how to do business with the U.S. Special Operations Command, and information on what capabilities are most desired by the community.
The features of SOFIC include keynote speakers, led by U.S. Special Forces Command, panel discussions and educational breakout sessions, exhibits and demonstrations, the USSOCOM Marketplace, two Senior Industry Executive Forums, and a Wednesday evening reception.”
SOFREP has gathered its team of writers and will be covering this event along with key-note interviews as well as reviews of the latest tech for Special Operations Forces. Stay tuned for updates as they come.
Featured image courtesy of Derek Gannon
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