Military Capabilities

Belgium SOF requirements expand to C2ISR, C-UAS, unmanned swarms

16 April 2019

Belgium's Special Forces Group (SFG) is seeking a shift towards 'man-machine' enabled special operations forces (SOF), service sources have disclosed to Jane's .

SFG Captain Jan Weuts told Jane's that future special operations would be supported by increases in "grey zone sensors" to support influence missions and host nation capacity building.

"The future SOF operator will act as a system for strategic effect towards man-machine enabled tactical through to strategic cognition, decision making, and action," he explained. However, he noted that SOF operators must at the same time reduce reliance on technology and become "masters of no technology" in the face of near-peer jamming capabilities.

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