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SOFIC 2019: NSW receives first new combat submersible

22nd May 2019 - 15:10 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa, Florida

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US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) elements in Hawaii have received the first Mk11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS). Manufactured by Teledyne Brown Engineering, the SWCS will replace the current NSW inventory of Mk8 Mod1 SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV).

The Mk11 is the next-generation free-flooding wet combat manned submersible to transport special operations forces personnel and equipment in hostile waters for a variety of missions.

Capt Chad Muse, a program manager at Naval Sea Systems Command, highlighted what he described as “a big year” for SWCS during a Program Executive Officer - Maritime panel at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)

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