Innovation Cycle 12

Innovation Cycle 12 Demonstration

26 October 2023

Concepts for Joint and Partner Communications

in a Contested and Austere Environment 2035

You are cordially invited to attend the Technical Demonstration being jointly held by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Science and Technology (S&T) Futures, Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM), and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). The event will be held on 26 October 2023 in Vealøs, Norway (near Horten). The event is a culmination of the first bilaterally held Innovation Cycle partnered on by USSOCOM S&T Futures, NORSOCOM, and FFI. It will involve demonstration of disruptive technologies focused on Joint and Partnered Communications in Contested and Austere Environments.

The event will comprise a single day of scenario-based demonstrations with 41 vendors. Currently, there are 8 Norwegian companies,

3 British companies and 30 American companies demonstrating their technologies at the event.

Areas of Focus

  • Disruptive Unmanned Systems Technology Investigation and Experimentation
  • Future Edge Operations (Power, Sensing, and Communications)
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Asymmetric Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Next-Gen Electronics Communications
  • Beacon Artificial Intelligence Airborne Experimentation
  • Supply Node Analytics For Trusted Vendor and Trusted Contact
  • Commander’s Omniscience
  • Contested Logistics
  • Threat-Based Intelligence
  • Space-Based SOF Capability Technology

Novel and proof of concept technologies will be demonstrated with the intent to consider follow on technology development with international military stakeholders. Attendees are sought from all levels, such as:

  • Senior Leadership in technology focus areas
  • Science and Technology Representatives
  • Acquisition Program Managers
  • SOF Users

Administrative instructions will be posted to this page in late August to assist with your booking.

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