Amphibious Assault Troopers

Lampreys protect and defend all of Cobra's coastal and underwater outposts, including Cobra Island. Because of their vital importantce in the Cobra legions, each soldier is hand-picked, highly trained and formidably equipped. Armed with rapid-recycling squad laser weapons that fire short, high-intensity laser bursts and fuse conventional enemy weapons in milli seconds, Lampreys also carry armor piercing laser pistols for close range combat situations. Because a laser weapon's firepower is limited in duration, Lampreys are also issued 9mm pistols with built-in spotlights and 9mm submachine guns that have been specially modified for amphibious operations.

"Let's face it, a GI Joe submarine can usually outshoot and outmaneuver anything in the water. But if a squad of Lampreys uses its lasers to fuse the gun barrels and seal the torpedo hatches, that boat hasn't got a chance. It makes you wonder who's really got the advantage."