DSCA Approves MK54 Torpedo for South Korea

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Korea (ROK) requests to buy thirty-one (31) MK…

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Navy Experts Blow Up Old Torpedo in Scapa Flow

Navy bomb disposal experts safely blew up an old torpedo in Scapa Flow which could have damaged underwater infrastructure. A specialist team from the Royal Navy’s Diving and Threat Exploitation Group travelled to Orkney after survey ship MV Athena found the aged device while scanning a route for underwater cables between Flotta and South Ronaldsay. The Coastguard was alerted to…

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Curtiss-Wright Supports US Torpedo Upgrade Programs

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it was selected by Progeny to provide Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) computers and digital processing modules for use in the U.S. Navy’s MK54 and MK48 torpedo upgrade programs. The contract has an estimated lifetime value of $70 million. “We are very proud to have been selected by Progeny to provide our rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)…

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U.S. Navy Awards SAIC $1.1 Billion Torpedo Production Contract

Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a $1.1 billion contract to produce, assemble, test and deliver the U.S. Navy’s MK 48 MOD 7 Torpedo Afterbody Tailcones (AB/TC) and MK29 Mod 0 Warshot Fuel Tanks. The AB/TC is the section of the torpedo containing propulsion and navigations systems, with 26 major sub-assemblies requiring the integration of greater than 500 pieces and…

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Ultra Awarded $23 Million for Lightweight Torpedoes

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems (d.b.a Ultra Naval Systems & Sensors), has been awarded a $23,151,045 fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-6405 to exercise options for the production of MK54 MOD 0 lightweight torpedo (LWT) array kits, associated production support material, spares, and engineering and hardware support services. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government,…

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Submarine Veliky Novgorod Fires Torpedo in the Black Sea

The crew of the diesel-electric submarine “Veliky Novgorod” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) performed torpedo firing from an underwater position. During the combat training event, the submariners made the transition to the sea range, performed a set of preparatory exercises and plunged to a given depth for firing. The crew of the Veliky Novgorod successfully completed the tasks and…

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UK Launches First P-8A MK54 ASW Torpedo

August 6, 2021 – A drogue parachute slows the descent of a Mk54 lightweight torpedo seconds after it was dropped by the new guardians of the UK’s strategic deterrent. A Poseidon P8 from 120 Squadron dropped the practice weapon into the Moray Firth – the last act in a simulated attack on a submarine. It’s the first time the American-built…

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FREMM Aquitaine Fires an MU90 Torpedo

May 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – During its operational refresher training (RANO), the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine successfully conducted, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, an exercise firing of the MU90 torpedo. The A crew of the FREMM Aquitaine regained possession of the frigate on Saturday 24 April. The RANO course organized for his benefit by the training division of the Naval…

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SAIC Wins U.S. Navy Contract for Torpedo Fuel Tanks

February 23, 2021 – The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. a prime contract worth approximately $120 million to provide mission engineering and integration support to produce, test and deliver MK48 heavyweight torpedo fuel tanks for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport. The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded and began in October 2020 and has an 18-month base period…

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