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SOCom looks to Israeli companies in ongoing effort to equip commandos

TAMPA — U.S. Special Operations Command is looking toward Israeli tech companies in its never-ending search to provide commandos the best tools of the trade.

In late August, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator signed an agreement with SOCom to collaborate on the production of innovative technology. SOCom already has about 150 such agreements, allowing private corporations, nonprofits, state and local governments and other federal agencies to work with the command, which spends more than $3 billion a year on acquisition and research and development.

And now companies in Israel are starting to line up to do business with SOCom, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.

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