For Special Forces scuba divers, getting into battle can be uncomfortable, often having to travel in open top submersibles.

However, a new ‘missile sub’ promises to deliver to battle underwater far more easily – and keep them dry when they travel.

Called the Swimmer Delivery Vehicle, it will be built by Lockheed Martin and Submergence Group after winning a $166 million contract to supply the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with a new class of combat submersibles.

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Called the Swimmer Delivery Vehicle, the new craft will be built by Lockheed Martin and will deliver divers into battle far more easily – and keep them dry when they travel. Via Lockheed Martin.

According to Lockheed, the three 30-ton (27-tonne) DCS vehicles that it is contracted to build will allow warfighters to travel deeper and farther underwater than today.Untitled