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USSOCOM looks to Dry Combat Submersible future

31st May 2019 - 08:56 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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Just weeks after receiving the first two Mk11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS) to begin replacing its fleet of Mk8 Mod1 SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDVs), USSOCOM representatives are starting acceptance trials for the first of three Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS)

Unlike the SWCS and older SDVs, in which a small crew and SOF operators travel in a free-flooding compartment, the DCS will provide a dry undersea transport environment for future operations.

Prime contractor for the DCS is Lockheed Martin, supported by major subcontractors Submergence Group and Msubs.

Briefing the DCS program during last week’s Special Operations Forces Industry …

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