Saturday, July 23, 2016

U.S. Special Forces To Get A New 'Missile Sub' To Deliver Soldiers Into Combat

It will carry two pilots and six passengers, have a depth rating of 328 ft (100 m), a lock-out depth of 98 ft (30 m), and a top speed of 5 knots (6 mph, 9 km/h).

Daily Mail: The $166m 'missile sub' set to take Special Forces soldiers silently into combat

* Lockheed Martin awarded $166m to build the new craft
* Called the Swimmer Delivery Vehicle, can hold six soldiers and two pilots
* Will carry soldiers close to their target and release them underwater

For Special Forces scuba divers, getting into battle can be uncomfortable, often having to travel in open top submersibles.

However, a new 'missile sub' promises to deliver to battle underwater far more easily - and keep them dry when they travel.

Called the Swimmer Delivery Vehicle, it will be built by Lockheed Martin and Submergence Group after winning a US$166 million contract to supply the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with a new class of combat submersibles.

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WNU Editor: My scuba diver friend tells me that this is a definite improvement over current systems.


Jay Farquharson said...

We will see if it has a better track record than the failed ASDV, but given it's LockMart, probably not.

phill said...


You might find these interesting.

Si-vis-pasen- said...

And can they navigate through the sand's of the middle East were more than likely are going to be needed and it's no clear how many weapons can be Smuggled.. the CIA is loving on this one.

War News Updates Editor said...

LockMart .... that is a good one Jay.

Thank you for the links Phill. The North Korean broadcasts I have already posted in my military and intel news briefs a few days back. ... but you have convinced me to make a special post on that.

phill said...


Cool beans.

Jay Farquharson said...

With all of Lockheed Martin's aquisitions over the past two decades, they have basically become the only "Box Store" of Defence Spending in the US.