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"US Seeks Heavyweight Torpedo" Topic

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Jun 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

The service has issued a new solicitation to industry, asking for proposals and information related to pursuing new and upgraded Mk 48 torpedo control systems, guidance, sonar and navigational technology.


Lion in the Stars26 Jun 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

Could really use some more speed and range out of the beast. The Spearfish is significantly faster.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member26 Jun 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

As a stopgap measure the navy is repurposing the LCS series of vessels. The plan is to fill the bow with 4 to 5 tons of depth charges and concrete over them. They will then all be renamed; The USS Campbelltown I, the USS Campbelltown II, etc. They will also be "armed" with heavy duty jumper cables to make sure they can reach the target.

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