S&T Focus Areas

Tactically Relevant Situational Awarness and Understanding

  • Next Generation Identification and Characterization - comprehensive and verifiable location of targets across various sensor systems.
  • Applicable in all environments - not just airborne assets in uncontested environments.
  • Includes means to turn information into decision quality data - Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML).
  • Includes human-machine interface to make the data accessible and usable to all SOF echelons - operator through Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Commander.

Communication and Navigation in all Environments

  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Denied - regardless of cause.
  • Hostile, Contested, and Crowded Electromagnetic Spectrum.
  • Low Signature.

Tailored Lethality

  • Counter-materiel & Counter-personnel.
  • Incorporates scalability and reversibility.

  • Understand and counter adversary Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terror/effect.
  • Explore means to optimize SOF warfighter capability/performance throughout their career.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Data Analytics.
  • Computing at the Edge.