Navy SEALs will finally stay dry in a cozy new submarine

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:31 in Earth & Climate

A SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Mark 11 is seen in Hawaii in 2020. The DOD notes: "This photo has been altered for security purposes". Christopher Perez / US Navy Navy SEALs have a well-earned reputation as an amphibious force. The special operations teams, whose acronym derives from “Sea, Air and Land,” are trained to operate from a range of vehicles, departing as needed to carry out missions through water, in the sky, or on the ground. When deploying covertly in the ocean, SEALs have for decades taken the SEAL Delivery Vehicle, a flooded transport in which the crew ride submerged and immersed in ocean water.  Now, Special Operations Command says the new enclosed submarine—in other words, it’s dry inside—should be ready for operation before the end of May. This new submarine, in...

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