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Advanced SEAL Delivery System

The Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) was a long-range submersible capability to deliver special operations forces for clandestine missions. It was designed to reduce the risk to Navy Special Operations forces (SEALs) when required the transit from a submarine to shore.
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Status

Cancelled

Contractor

Builder: Northrop-Grumman Ocean Systems

Complement

2 Operators

Capacity

16 Navy SEALs

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 19.81 meters 65 feet
Beam: 2.6 meters 6.75 feet
Draft: 2.52 meters 8.25 feet
Weight
Displacement: 60.96 metric tons 60 long tons
Features
Propulsion: one electric motor, one propeller
Performance: 67 horsepower (50 kilowatts) ( )
Speed: 8 knots (14.82 kilometers per hour) (9.21 miles per hour)
Range: 125 nautical miles (231.5 kilometers) (143.85 miles)