Swimmer delivery vehicles
SEAL pod swimmer delivery vehicles facilitating the extraction and insertion of Special Operations forces and equipment.
The SEAL Pod range of swimmer delivery vehicles primarily exists to facilitate the insertion and extraction of special operations forces and equipment.
SEAL pod vehicles are surface or subsurface crafts, each optimised for a particular deployment method or mission profile.
The vehicles have further application in the maritime littoral space. These include specialist maritime operations, mine countermeasures, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, counter-piracyand maritime protection operations.
SEAL Carrier is an 8-man swimmer delivery vehicle designed for the covert insertion and extraction of combat diver units.
Operating in three modes; surface, semi-submerged and submerged, the SEAL Carrier vehicles transit at speeds of up to 30kts on the surface before switching to submerged mode for a covert final approach.
Attached to the casing of a submarine, they are released whilst fully submerged, at depths up to 30msw. Sub SEAL vehicles may also be deployed by surface craft or rotary-wing aircraft.
Once launched, Sub SEAL remains submerged for the entire mission. Typically, Sub SEAL carries 8 personnel. The vehicles may approach, or break the surface for communication or reconnaissance purposes.
The Torpedo SEAL's hydro-dynamic shape and internal space enables 2 divers with combat gear and mission essential equipment to be transported inside the hull protected from the streaming water. It is then able to transport 2 divers and equipment, fully submerged, over a range of 10nm.
Torpedo SEAL may also be easily stowed within the multi-purpose tubes being designed into future submarine designs, or beneath the outer casing of the submarine.