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Exciting opportunities for Norwegian Defense and Security Companies coming up in Norway

The Norwegian Defense Research Institute (FFI) and the Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM) are hosting two events in January where Norwegian Defense and Security Industry Companies can register their interest in participating.

Arctic Warrior Experiment | January 23-27, Rena Norway

The Arctic Warrior Experiment (AWE) explores new solutions to increase warfighters’ capabilities in cold weather operations. A technical experiment (TE) hosted by the Norwegian Defense Research Institute (FFI) and the Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM). The purpose of the event is to bring together relevant industry, operators and researchers to carry out technical experiments with new and emerging technology.

Another important purpose is to enable SOF warfighters from US, UK, CAN, AUS, NZ, SWE, DK and FIN to share experiences, discuss concepts and participate in experiments and demonstrations of new arctic capabilities.

The focus area for AWE-23 is Remote Effects Delivery adapted to the Arctic environment, and scaled to be operated by a small team. Obtaining their mobility and small footprint is crucial.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with SOF and will receive feedback and input on specific their technology. Attendees will also be able to carry out specific technical and tactical experiments.

The registration deadline for industry participants is December 1st.

USSOCOM Innovation Foundry (IF12) | January 30-February 2, Oslo Norway

An event hosted in collaboration between FFI, NORSOCOM and U.S Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This is the first time USSOCOM will carry out this type of event outside the U.S. This is the first step in what USSOCOM calls its "innovation cycle" and the participants will use design-thinking methodology to identify concepts for future operations within a given scenario.

The event will be a compelling opportunity for leading minds in Industry, Academia, Labs, and Government, as well as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Radio Frequency (RF) technologies, satellite communications technologies, wide area and mesh networking, autonomous systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, material science, structures design, hydrophobic and signature reducing coatings, remote sensors, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense, medical treatment and evacuation, device interoperability, technology standards, geophysical positioning and navigation, partnered operations, and SOF Operations to ideate, collaborate, and develop concepts for the future needs of SOF.

USSOCOM has also used Innovation Foundries to build key relationships with local and regional entrepreneurs and technology developers.

The follow-up events will address these concepts and develop concrete capabilities that will move to the prototype and procurement stage. In other words, this is a unique opportunity to help influence how Norwegian and US SOF utilize emerging technology. There is a strong desire from the event committee for Norwegian industrial participation.

The registration deadline for this event is December 7th.

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