To strengthen their underwater operations, the Navy SEALs are developing the Dry Combat Submersible, an enclosed submarine with increased range, endurance, and effectiveness.
The Navy SEALs, known for their amphibious capabilities, are preparing to introduce a new enclosed submarine called the Dry Combat Submersible. This submarine, unlike the current open-water SEAL Delivery Vehicle, provides a dry interior for the crew. Development of the Dry Combat Submersible began in 2016 as a replacement for the Advanced SEAL Delivery System, which was canceled due to a prototype fire and cost overruns. The recent announcement at the SOF Week conference confirms that the new submarine will be operational by Memorial Day. The Dry Combat Submersible will enable SEALs to travel undetected underwater for several miles, increasing their operational range and endurance. With a passenger capacity of at least nine, the submarine offers improved capabilities and effectiveness upon arrival at mission destinations. As the Pentagon focuses on potential conflicts in the Pacific, this advanced submersible will enhance SEAL operations and their contribution to various military objectives.