The Pentagon has released footage of Special Warfare Combat-craft Crewmen (SWCC) jumping out of a C-17 Globemaster III heavy transportation aircraft.
The video shows 11 SWCCs from Special Boat Team 20 jump out of the C-17 after two boats are dropped using the Low Velocity Airdrop Delivery System.
SWCCs are part of the Navy Special Warfare Command, and are tasked with expertly driving high-speed boats that are armed to the teeth – usually with GAU-17 miniguns, M2HB .50 calibre heavy machine guns, M240B light machine guns, and sometimes even Mk 19 grenade launchers.
SWCCs often work alongside Navy SEALs, providing them fire support and transportation via a number of different watercraft. They also can assist in the interdiction of naval vessels. The boats dropped in the video are Combat Craft Assault (CCA) boats.
The CCAs are known for having a small radar and infrared signature, and have become a favourite amongst SWCC for their speed and ability to be reconfigured for different operations.
Check out the video of the training exercise here:
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