DJ Elliott is a retired USN Intelligence Specialist (22 years active duty) who has been analyzing and writing on Iraqi Security Forces developments since 2006. His Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle is an open-source compilation that attempts to map and detail Iraqi units and equipment, as their military branches and internal security forces grow and mature. While “good enough for government use” is not usually uttered as a compliment, US Army TRADOC has maintained permission to use the ISF OOB for their unclassified handouts since 2008.
This compilation is reproduced here with full permission. It offers a set of updates highlighting recent changes in the ISF’s composition and development, followed by the full updated ISF OOBs in PDF form.
The base contract also includes priced options to allow the government to procure full-rate production units over a 4-year period beginning in 2011
The SSEE is a signals exploitation system that provides ship commanders with threat ID information. It allows the operators to monitor and analyze signals of interest within the Ship’s Signals Exploitation Space (SSES) aboard a variety of ship classes…
FN Manufacturing in Columbia, SC received an $11.5 million firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to refurbish and overhaul machine guns in support of multiple US military agencies.
The company will overhaul MK46 lightweight machine gun (LMG), MK 48 LMG, and the M240 machine gun.
Both the MK46 and MK48 LMGs are designed specifically for US special ops requirements. The Mk46 is a lighter weight variants of the 5.56mm M249 “Minimi” Squad Automatic Weapon…