Unusual Navy Modified DCU - NSCT-1

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    Unusual Navy Modified DCU - NSCT-1

    Post by nkomo on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:19 pm

    This is a modified Navy DCU from the Naval Special Clearance Team-One. This is a specialized unit comprised of SEALs, Navy EOD, Marine Recon, and SWCC qualified personnel. According to one article I found, this group is tasked to "conduct low-visible underwater mine and obstacle reconnaissance and clearance operations from over the horizon to to the seaward edge of the surf zone".

    Interestingly enough, NSCT-1 is also responsible for training and overseeing of dolphins specefically trained to detect underwater mines.

    There isn't a tremendous amount of information out there about this unit, but I have provided links to several articles about them. Hoping to find out a little more about the unit.

    Link: http://www.minwara.org/Meetings/2005_05/Proceedings/23-NSCT%20ONE%20MINWARA%2005%20Brief.pdf

    Link: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Uncle_Sams_Dolphins.html

    Link: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA498163







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