In the run-up to the 2021 Virtual SOFIC event, running 17-20 May — some key show sponsors amongst V-SOFIC’s approximately 175 Virtual Showcase contractors have been messaging on their company offerings to the SOF community. The following SOF Community-focused information is from V-SOFIC sponsors:

“Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth. Autonomy will define the next 100 years – and Boeing is driving the safe innovation and integration of autonomy to maximize human potential. With a full range of unmanned aerial systems that offer intelligent, persistent and efficient solutions for a range of customers and missions worldwide, Boeing can provide access to dangerous or harsh environments and deliver real-time information that offers customers unparalleled global intelligence. As threats continue to evolve and change, Boeing is focused on helping customers stay on mission longer, cover more area and provide more immediate, actionable knowledge – prioritizing manpower for the most important actions and decisions. See https://www.boeing.com/defense/autonomous-systems

“Visit our virtual event page to learn how Collins Aerospace increasing mission success today and tomorrow. Discover how our intelligent, cross-domain connectivity and imaging and sensing solutions help the warfighter expand in the competitive space. Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced, intelligent solutions that help to redefine the aerospace and defense industry. We dedicate our capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solving customers’ toughest challenges and meeting the demands of the global market. The company employs more than 78,000 people in more than 300 locations worldwide.”

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, is recognized around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of rugged and secure mission-critical solutions for the defense and aerospace industries. Our focus on quality and innovation is built on more than 80 years of experience engineering and delivering highly reliable, high-performance solutions on a diverse range of platforms for a wide variety of defense and aerospace applications worldwide. From in-vehicle networking, mission computing, and fire control processors, to complete turret drive stabilization and ammunition handling systems, we design and deliver systems and components needed to ensure that ground vehicles have the technical edge in today’s battlefield. We are your low-risk partner – the trusted, proven leader for comprehensive, rugged, mission-critical solutions. Please visit our website for more: www.curtisswrightds.com.”

“Connecting Sensors to Shooters – In an uncertain world, L3Harris is anticipating and rapidly responding to challenges with agile technology aligned with future joint force needs. Our secure, resilient communications and distributed sensors enable sensor-to-shooter across all domains. Our investments in artificial intelligence, multi-function, and modular open systems architecture allow us to deliver platform-agnostic mission solutions. Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 11:15 a.m. EDT on the virtual 2021 SOFIC platform to discuss different technologies and methodologies to help special mission operators “collapse the stack” using modern, sustainable and persistent multi-mission ISR Strike solutions.”

“As the leading global security company, Lockheed Martin works with partners in more than 50 countries to solve our customers’ most difficult problems. We deliver innovative, affordable solutions that keep you connected to crucial data sources with revolutionary simplicity, so you can make the best decision at the right moment. Lockheed Martin is transforming 21st-century warfighting with fully-enabled capabilities and technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense, including Special Operations Forces and U.S. federal government agencies. Our purpose is crystal clear: Quickly and affordably advance the warfighter in a network-connected battlespace.Visit with us at SOFIC 2021 to learn more about our solutions – from tactical aircraft to integrated air and missile defense, advanced platforms and weapons, C4ISR, global sustainment, training and sensors and full-spectrum cyber solutions.”

“Visit us at SOFIC and find out how Panasonic is uniquely positioned to support the SOF community with the broadest range of situational awareness (SA) mobility solutions in the industry. Learn about the next generation EUD, our fully rugged TOUGHBOOK N1 Tactical, designed specifically for tactical environments, soldier tested and approved. Compatible with common SA applications, the N1 Tactical features five programmable buttons capable of launching any local application making launching and switching between applications quick and easy. The 4.7″ anti-reflective daylight readable 500 NIT display also features rain sensing and glove touch modes to assure that the screen can be clearly read and manipulated in any conditions. Available through iGov on the SOCOM sponsored GSA IT Schedule 70 Rugged Laptop BPA. Also available to the SOF community on the GSA Rugged Laptop BPA is the best-selling, TOUGHBOOK 55, semi-rugged laptop. SOCOM-approved through TACLAN, the TOUGHBOOK 55 features an innovative xPak design that allows IT staff, and even end users, to swap modules to meet unique and changing mission requirements.”

“From armored vehicles to bomb suits, SKYDEX is a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and energy absorption solutions driven by a single purpose – to protect people and things that matter. The company will have a few different subject matter experts available during the event to discuss: (1) The latest challenges, trends and product innovations that can help the force and save lives; (2) How SKYDEX is innovating to meet the changing demands of the special operations forces community; (3) Advancements in military vehicle protection, including blast mats, seat cushion inserts and other energy absorbing materials; and (4) A closer look at innovative products that enhance marine performance, including impact mitigating decking and shock mitigating seat cushion insertsInsights from an engineer on the latest materials and technology for protection in the blast and ballistics space.”

STI-CO® engineers and manufactures custom, mission-critical antenna solutions. Government agencies and transportation industries struggle to find an antenna system that is the right fit for their needs. We design covert line-of-sight, wide-band mobile antennas, and tactical solutions for the USSOCOM, Army, Navy, National Guard, and Homeland Security. Our goal is to provide antenna systems to keep teams safe and securely connected. Our engineers will be available for a meeting to understand your challenges and how we can support you. STI-CO is a certified women-owned, small business and all our solutions are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.

Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, recently announced that the U.S. Army elected to continue with the Skydio X2D SRR to complete remaining integration and documentation requirements within the other Transaction Agreement Prototype Phase. The SRR program aims to equip Soldiers with a rapidly deployable small UAS solution to conduct Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S) activities. Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in Al, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world. Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the U.S. from its headquarters in Redwood City, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain and manufacturing security.”

VICTA brings a stepped, affordable, capability change, enabling the covert deployment of forces or equipment to facilitate force projection, protection and constabulary tasks without the requirement for costly strategic assets. SubSea Craft’s experience is in the maritime defence sector, specifically in special forces operations and piloting swimmer delivery vehicles. Partnering with technology leaders, we have created a next-generation capability, VICTA, a hybrid long range insertion craft and submersible diver delivery unit.?Capable of 250 miles on the surface at 40 knots, a unique, fly-by-wire control system enables transition to subsurface within 2 minutes. Underwater, range extends to 25 miles on integrated air; the control interface provides unrivaled situational awareness and stability throughout transition. Join us at SOFIC for our Virtual Showcase presented by Professor John Louth as he discusses access denial and operating between the seams in modern maritime settings. Find out more at www.subseacraft.com.”