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SOFIC 2018: Naval Special Warfare enhances surface craft lethality

28th May 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa, Florida


While traditionally used to support infiltration and exfiltration of US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) elements, USSOCOM’s maritime surface mobility craftare now being explored as possible lethality platforms. 

The emerging effort, identified as Maritime Precision Engagement (MPE), was highlighted at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC).  

'A new thing for us this year is Maritime Precision Engagement,' explained CAPT Kate Dolloff, USSOCOM program executive officer (PEO) for Maritime, adding that the effort is focused on 'how we can put weapons onboard our new boats'.

The MPE requirement, which was validated by USSOCOM in March of this

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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