After decades of anticipation and relentless pursuit, the Navy SEALs‘ long-awaited dream of a “dry” mini-submarine capability has finally become a reality. This transformative achievement marks a groundbreaking milestone in undersea warfare as the Navy attains the ability to transport SEALs in a completely pressurized cabin.

The arrival of this cutting-edge mini-submarine represents a game-changing advantage for the elite forces, empowering them to execute missions with unparalleled stealth, precision, and readiness.

Transforming Undersea Warfare

Lockheed’s Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) has reached a significant milestone, with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) declaring Initial Operational Capability last month. This achievement marks a transformative capability for USSOCOM forces in Maritime and Undersea Systems, revolutionizing undersea warfare for special operators.

The DCS provides a game-changing advantage, offering safe, clandestine delivery for occupants over long distances in a completely dry environment, and features a lock-in and lock-out chamber that enables operatives to arrive at their mission fully prepared and undetected.

Gregg Bauer, C6ISR Vice President, and General Manager at Lockheed Martin, expressed his excitement about the DCS’s potential to transform undersea warfare for special operators.