The SOC-R is designed as a high speed boat with ample weapons and equipment capacity. Its primary mission is insertion/extraction of SEALs into a low-to-medium threat environment in a riverine area. Secondary missions include providing fire support. serving as a staging area and reconnaissance platform, acting as a waterborne guard post and operating as an interdiction or Search and Rescue craft. The SOC-R is quick and maneuverable with a shallow draft, and can operate in a coastal environment as well as waterways that are located well inland. Its large capacity allows forces to conduct extended operations.