Combatant Craft Heavy Mark 2

Capability Collaboration Event

27 – 28 March 2019

RSVP Deadline: Closed

U.S. Citizens Only



On 27 – 28 March, SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM PEO-Maritime and PM-Surface Systems, will host a Capability Collaboration Event focused on assessing the current state-of-the-art, industrial capability to design a new craft, or modify an existing design, to meet the requirements for the Combatant Craft Heavy Mark 2 (CCH Mk 2). Participants will be given an opportunity to collaborate with Government, Industry, Academic, and Laboratory partners to further understand the needs of PEO-Maritime and PM-Surface Systems. This event is open to U.S. Citizens only. 


CCH Mk-2 General Capabilities

The CCH Mk 2 will be a specialized platform with survivability in support of Special Operations Forces (SOF) core tasks primarily involving the insertion and extraction of military personnel along with the launching and recovery of specialized military hardware.

The CCH Mk 2 is expected to be a diesel-powered craft capable of open ocean transit and well deck interoperability with the ability to insert and extract SOF forces and host, clandestinely launch, and recover smaller manned and unmanned surface and subsurface systems. For industry partners with existing designs, USSOCOM anticipates modifications will be required to address specialized applications such as survivability, payload launch and recovery, munitions, and command and control, communications, computers, cyber-defense, combat systems, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C6ISR) systems.


Focus Areas

•  Craft Designs

•  Power Generation and Management

•  Payload Launch and Recovery and Handling/Stowage

•  C6ISR


Tentative Agenda

27 March
0730 – 0800: PEO-Maritime Stakeholder Meeting Only Session
0800 – 0830: Check In for All Other Participants (Doors will open at 0800)
0830 – 0900: SOFWERX Welcome Remarks & Agenda
0900 – 1000: Customer Overview Problem Set
1000 – 1015: Break
1015 – 1100: Focus Area Breakout Session
1100 – 1145: Focus Area Breakout Session
1145 – 1315: Lunch (On Your Own)
1330 – 1415: Focus Area Breakout Session
1415 – 1500: Focus Area Breakout Session
1500 – 1530: End of Day Wrap-Up
1530 – 1700: Social and Networking
1600: Optional SOFWERX Tour
1700: Offsite No Host Social – Coppertail

28 March
0730 – 0800: PEO-Maritime Stakeholder Meeting Only Session
0800 – 0830: Check In for All Other Participants (Doors will open at 0800)
0830 – 0900: Holiday Inn Express Round
0900 – 1100: Individual Deliberate Focus Area Breakout Follow Ups
1100 – 1200: Large Q&A and Path Forward
1200: Event Complete

NOTE: This agenda is subject to change


Event Location

1925 E. 2nd Ave, Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33605


For event related questions, please contact Tania Steele, [email protected]

For technical questions, please contact Sylvia Urbiola, [email protected]

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