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Support sought for SOF dive shelters

28th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas, Nevada


The US Navy is preparing to issue a request for proposals (RfP) to cover technical services for its inventory of Dry Deck Shelters (DDS). 

The US currently has an inventory of six DDS, which are floodable pressure vessels carried on the deck of a host submarine. The shelters are typically used to launch and recover a SEAL Delivery Vehicle or to conduct mass swimmer lock-out/lock-in operations to support various special operations forces (SOF) missions.

Current projected services lives for the US Navy’s DDS systems ranges from 2042 to 2051.

In a special notice issued on 26 January 2017, the government

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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