Mark V Special Operations Craft (MK V SOC)
The MK V Special Operations Craft's primary role is the insertion and extraction of Navy SEALs or other U.S. Special Operations Forces. MK Vs are are operated bySWCC Special Boat Teams. The MK V can also be used a coastal patrol and reconnaissance platform.
Mark V Special Operations Craft Features:
The MK V SOC features an angled design which results in a low radar signature. The craft can carry up to 4 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) + their outboard engines, enabling the Mark V to act as a mothership, parking off-coast and delivering and collecting teams of SEALs to and from the shore. The vessel features a ramp at the stern which facilitates the rapid launch/recovery of CRRCs. The MK V SOC can also act as a launch/recovery platform for SEAL swimmer delivery vehicles. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) can also be launched, operated and recovered from the MK V.
MK V SOV Equipment
MK V SOC Weapons
The craft has provisions for the mounting of the following weapons systems: (5 mounts)
For added defence against airborne threats, FIM-92 Stinger missiles may also be carried on the MK V.
MK V SOC - Specifications
A Mark V Special Operations Craft, operated by Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Unit 12
U.S. Navy photo by JO1 CRAIG P. STRAWSER, USN
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