DIAPLOUS PHI, a partnership between Phi-Mechaniseas and DIAPLOUS Group, is a Greek company specializing in the design and construction of Special Operations Craft (SOCs). Their flagship SOC, AGENOR 18, has been successfully deployed by the Hellenic Navy’s elite special warfare unit. DIAPLOUS PHI is expanding its strategic partnerships and has unveiled two new SOC designs, including the Combat Craft Interceptor (CCI) armed with remote weapon systems and missile launchers, and the Combat Craft Transport (CCT) optimized for special operations forces transportation.
- Partnership and Expertise: DIAPLOUS PHI, formed in January 2023, brings together naval architects, marine engineers, and former senior naval officers with expertise in Special Forces operations and naval engineering. They aim to provide tailor-made SOC solutions to meet specific customer requirements.
- AGENOR 18: The 18-meter aluminum SOC AGENOR 18, designed for the Hellenic Navy’s Underwater Demolition Command, has demonstrated superior ride quality and high-speed capabilities. It has received positive feedback from naval leadership and personnel.
- New SOC Designs: DIAPLOUS PHI has developed two new SOC variants. The Combat Craft Interceptor (CCI) features a remote weapon station, grenade launchers, missile launchers, and provisions for tactical communications systems. The Combat Craft Transport (CCT) prioritizes special operations forces transportation, with an arrangement of seats and additional space for inflatable boats.
- International Interest: DIAPLOUS PHI has garnered interest from three international navies, who are considering their SOC designs and technology transfer. The potential adoption of AGENOR-type craft by the Hellenic Navy and Special Warfare Command could streamline their inventory and operational capabilities.