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Industry Seen Carrying Near-Term R&D Load For SOCOM

April 04 2012


A top official from the U.S. Special Operations Command says SOCOM hopes to increase its research-and-development (R&D) funding over the long run despite anticipated near-term budget reductions, reports Defense News.

In the meantime, the command will rely more on self-funding by industry for R&D of military equipment and weapons, according to a SOCOM acquisition official.

The has been SOCOM's recent model in acquiring weapons, communications systems, vehicles and...

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