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    Special Operations Craft - Riverine

    • Special Operations Craft Riverine
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    Mission: Special Operations Infiltration, Exfiltration

    U.S. Marine Inc.


    2x GAU-17 miniguns; 1x M2HB .50 caliber machine gun; 2x M240B 7.62 mm light machine gun; 2x 40 mm Mk 19 grenade launcher

    2x 440 hp Yanmar 6LY2M-STE diesel engines each driving a Hamilton HJ292 water pump-jet

      40 knots

    125 nautical miles

    4 crew (1 helmsman, 3 gunners); 8 SEALs

    The Special Operations Craft-Riverine performs short-range insertion and extraction of SOF in riverine and littoral environments.

    The SOC-R is also used by U.S. Navy riverine forces for in-shore interdiction, riverine patrolling and direct action missions.

    The SOC-R is a high-performance craft sized to permit air transport aboard C-130 or larger military aircraft. Each craft is manned by a crew of four Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen and can carry eight SOF personnel.