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Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate Awards Oak Grove Technologies Special Operations Robotics Capability Course Contract

According to a statement by Oak Grove Technologies (OGT), they were recently awarded the Special Operations Robotics Capability Course (SORCC) contract from the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD), under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC), to train on customization and adaptability in Small Uncrewed System Operations.

This is very exciting news as Special Operations Forces (SOF) are at the forefront of small unit unmanned systems across the air, ground and maritime domains.

SOF requires the ability to swiftly redesign, manufacture, build, test, and operate customized small uncrewed systems (sUXS). Please note that the X is used to describe unmanned systems write large while A is used for aerial, G is used for ground and U is used for undersea.

It is also important to note that this effort will build upon the US Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School’s six week program called Robotics and Unmanned Systems Integration Course (RUSIC) as well as IWTSD Human Performance and Training Subgroup’s Organically Designed and Built Small UAS (ODB sUAS) Course.

Operating often alongside partner forces, SOF leverages readily available equipment to enhance its capabilities. “SOF activities demand agile and adaptable solutions,” said Eli Monroe, Director of Uncrewed Systems at OGT. “By emphasizing customization and leveraging existing resources, we enhance our effectiveness while ensuring compatibility within diverse operational environments.”

Efforts are underway to address these training gaps, focusing on efficiently incorporating methodologies for sourcing, procuring, and manufacturing tailored systems using commercially available components. This initiative aims to empower SOF operators with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize the utilization of small uncrewed systems in their missions.

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