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  • 21 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently won the contract for the life-prolonging maintenance and refit project of the Royal Netherlands Navy torpedo ship Zr Ms Mercuur. The ship, originally built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in 1987, will be refitted in order to make her suitable for a range of new tasks and assignments. The […]

  • 13 June 2019

    Two oil tankers have been damaged in the Strait of Hormuz, according to the US 5th Fleet, with one reportedly being targeted by a torpedo. Front Altair, a 110,000 dwt tanker operated by Norwegian shipping company Frontline, is the one hit by a torpedo, shipping news site Tradewinds reported citing industry sources. Kokuka Courageous, another […]

  • 30 January 2018

    Ships from NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) under command of Commander Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy arrived in Hull, UK on January 26. The group made a routine port visit to Hull as part of their annual schedule of operations. While in Hull, officers made courtesy calls with local authorities, […]

  • 1 February 2017

    February 1, 1917 saw Germany restart its unrestricted submarine warfare which targeted all ships trading with Britain. Historic England marked the centenary of the declaration by sharing never before seen images of German submarines, wrecked on the Cornish coast in Falmouth, UK. The submarines had been surrendered by Germany after the war ended in 1918 and were […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    German Bundeswehr Technical Center for ships and naval weapons, maritime technology and research (WTD 71) recently completed sea trials of the SeaSpider anti-torpedo torpedo in the Baltic Sea. The trials were carried out sometime in 2018 from a WTD 71 multipurpose vessel in cooperation with defense contractor Atlas Elektronik. The results and photos have now […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Industry news

    Teams from DCNS, the French Navy and defence procurement agency DGA recently completed a new test campaign aboard first-of-class FREMM multimission frigate Aquitaine, the last and most important being the first ever torpedo launch test from a FREMM frigate. After demonstrating FREMM frigate Aquitaine’s compatibility with a 10-tonne Caïman helicopter (the French version of the […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Darwin has successfully exercised complex ship and air launched torpedo delivery during the multinational maritime exercise RIMPAC 2012. Firing one MK46 torpedo from Darwin and two Mk46 torpedos from embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk “Valkyrie”, Darwin demonstrated a combined ability to detect and counter a simulated submarine contact. The seven-metre, 2700 pound MK-30 Mod 1 target, […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Dutch submarine HNLMS Bruinvis and the German U 31 fired exercise torpedoes at each other on May 29. The submarines had been exercising together for the last two days, supported by the Dutch torpedo training ship HNLMS Mercuur.   Firing torpedoes The exercise had been organised at short notice after it appeared that both […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) conducted the first aircraft carrier-borne end-to-end at-sea test of the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) System, the Navy announced, June 6. The SSTD System combines the passive detection capability of the Torpedo Warning System that not only finds torpedoes, but also classifies and tracks them, with the hard-kill […]

  • 24 August 2015

    Sailors from submarine tenders USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed hands-on torpedo recovery training facilitated by Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) as part of the certification process to conduct sea-based recovery, Aug. 13. NUWC’s training introduced torpedo recovery equipment and procedures to Weapons Department personnel, enabling them to […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has successfully conducted the world’s first firing of a “war shot” MU90 Lightweight Torpedo, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO CSC RAN announced today. ANZAC Class Frigate HMAS Stuart fired the explosive warhead against a specially designed target in the East Australian Exercise Area. The successful firing was the […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    DCNS, a naval defence giant, is exhibiting at DIMDEX 2014, taking place from 25th to 27th of March, in Doha, Qatar.   As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS is showcasing a myriad of its products including: Surface combatants The FREMM multimission frigates combine the latest technologies developed by DCNS. These technological […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Danish Navy frigate Iver Huitfeldt has recently tested the CANTO® torpedo decoy system off the coast of North Zealand, Denmark. The frigate served as a platform for French DCNS, UK’s Chemring Countermeasures and Danish Terma to conduct joint operational trials of their torpedo defence solution. This solution integrates Terma’s C-Guard decoy launching system with DCNS’ CANTO […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder and defense contractor DCNS announced it has performed a “qualification firing” of the French Navy’s F21 heavyweight torpedo. This move brings the torpedo another step closer to being fielded on the French submarines. In addition to being fielded on the French new Barracuda-class nuclear submarines, the torpedo was expected to be ready for delivery […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a German World War II torpedo found during a routine seabed survey in Scapa Flow on March 1. The torpedo is likely to have been one of those fired at HMS Royal Oak, as the battleship lay at anchor in Scapa Flow in 1939. The attack by the […]

  • 16 October 2017

    Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts carried out an unusual operation recently after a tanker carrying some 1,000 tonnes of fuel caught a test torpedo with its anchor. The tanker’s anchor had speared the torpedo in Portland, UK, and had dragged it up from the seabed, 15 meters below. Portsmouth-based Southern Diving Unit 2 were dispatched to […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

      General Dynamics Canada has completed its largest and most successful Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) with Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic (DRDC Atlantic), demonstrating a torpedo-defence enhancement that will increase the level of protection for Canadian Navy ships. The Multisensor Torpedo Detection Classification and Localization (MSTDCL) Technology Demonstration Program was initiated in 2006 by […]

  • 20 July 2015

    In a ceremony held at the Ship Building Centre (V) on 16 July 2015, Indian Navy’s INS Astravahini, an indigenously built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel was decommissioned. The ceremony commenced with a guard of honour and culminated in hauling down of Naval Ensign for the last time at sunset. An auxiliary vessel of the TLRV […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Indian Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar handed over the ‘Varunastra’, a ship launched heavy weight torpedo’, also known as underwater missile to the Indian Navy during a ceremony held June 29. Varunastra has been developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory of the DRDO based at Visakhapatnam. M/s Bharat Dynamics Ltd has been associated as […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Torpedo launcher systems for the Royal Malaysian Navy’s six Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) have passed factory acceptance trials, British defense company Sea announced. The company said it worked with Kuala Lumpur-based project engineering managers Budi Axis Sdn Bhd to achieve acceptance of the first weapons handling system in country. J+S Ltd, which was acquired by Cohort company […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crews of nuclear and diesel-electric submarines of the Northern Fleet have performed eight underwater torpedo launches yesterday, September 29. The nuclear submarine Nizhny Novgorod and the diesel-electric Magnitogorsk conducted torpedo launches at imaginary enemy ships within the final inspection for the summer training period. Each submarine was to come up to the imaginary enemy stealthily and […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Maareech – the Advanced Torpedo Defence System developed by the India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation was presented to the nation’s navy at a ceremony on November 14. Maareech is a joint project of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi and Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam and an indigenous system for torpedo detection and […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The MU90 lightweight torpedo developed by the European Economic Interest Group EUROTORP formed by DCNS, THALES and the Italian company WASS, is attracting growing interest among world navies.   Two new navies have decided to follow in the footsteps of the Australian Navy and acquire the MU90 in 2013, which now brings to 8 the […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A video released by the Turkish Navy shows a retired Turkish frigate, which was formerly a U.S. Navy ship, being sunk by a torpedo during the exercise Beyaz Fırtına (White Storm) held in May 2016. The video covers the entire exercise spectrum but the moment which shows a Turkish submarine submerging to deploy the torpedo begins at 01:00. […]

  • 19 October 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has been awarded a $45.3 million U.S. Navy contract to provide MK 54 lightweight torpedo hardware, test equipment, spares and related engineering and repair services for U.S. fleet inventory and in support of foreign military sales to the Royal Australian Navy and the Indian Navy. The award represents an exercised option of a […]

  • 3 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

    Rear Adm. Dave Johnson, Program Executive Officer for Submarines, authorized the release of the latest software build for the MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo, Jan. 13.  Nine days later, and due to the teamwork exhibited by the Torpedo Enterprise, all MK54 torpedoes deployed in the 5th Fleet received the upgrade and are warshot ready. The new […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Sippican a $72,8 million contract for the procurement of MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo guidance and control sections. Under the contract, Lockheed will also provide MK 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System upgrade kits, test equipment, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    DCNS, a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, is exhibiting at MSPO Exhibition taking place in Poland from 2nd to 5th of September 2013. As a naval prime contractor, systems integrator and shipbuilder, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    J+S Ltd have been selected to supply the Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the new Royal Malaysian Navy Littoral Combat Ships being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.   The substantial multi-million pound contract is to supply a Triple Tube Torpedo Launcher System with associated Weapons Handling and Storage equipment across each […]