Lockheed Wins $10 Million Special Ops Contract
Taking it easy after Turkey Day, the Department of Defense announced precisely one -- count it, one -- new defense contract Friday.
The lucky winner was Lockheed Martin , whose Mission Systems and Training division landed a $10 million contract to lease to the U.S. Special Operations Command a commercially classed dry submersible vessel known as "S301i." This miniature submarine is a dry lock-in/lock-out vehicle, and will be used for research purposes by SOCOM as it develops, tests, and evaluates how it might use Dry Combat Submersibles to transport Navy SEALs underwater.
A picture of what the S301i is believed to look like can be found here.
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