September 26, 2021

COMBATANT CRAFT MEDIUM: A CCM “maneuvers in the waters off the coast of Guam.” Photo taken Sept. 8, 2021. Here’s a CCM participating in a 2019 exercise in the Black Sea. The CCM is a little over 60 feet long. Small special operations warfare craft require support. This Special Operations update from 2018 discusses a Maritime Support Vessel (MSV) the Navy acquired to support SOCOM. It mentions the Combat Craft Assault (CCA) which can be used to insert SEAL teams. The CCA is about 41 feet long. This Special Ops update from 2014 provides the strategic context: preparing for a war in the Pacific. The update also mentions the MSV acquisition.

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