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US continues to upgrade torpedoes Mk 48

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The US Navy returned to the development of a new version of the Mk 48 torpedo, as expected even more long-range and lethal. Several years ago, its production was suspended, but more recently it became known that the torpedo will receive modernized electronics, reports We are mighty


US continues to upgrade torpedoes Mk 48


Torpedoes "Gould Mark 48" were designed to hit surface targets and high-speed submarines. Use active and passive homing system. Also, these torpedoes are equipped with a system of repeated attacks, which is used when you lose a target. Torpedo independently searches for, seizes and attacks the target.

At the moment, the main modifications of this torpedo are the 6-i version, which has received a new computer and the 7-i version with a new broadband hydroacoustic system. The sixth version was developed in 2008 year, and since then there have been no changes to the torpedoes.

Currently, Lockheed is working on upgrading the Mk 48 Mod 6 and Mod 7 torpedoes. Modifications weapons improve the acoustic receiver, replace the hardware management and control of the updated technology, increase the amount of memory and improve processor performance to cope with the advanced software requirements needed to improve the efficiency of torpedoes.
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  1. katana
    katana 28 December 2017 12: 20
    +4
    Well what can we say about this news - USA
    My Internet connection is really buggy. So, the US is upgrading its torpedo for the Navy, and Russia is equipping its Rosguard with individual DVRs at an unbearable price (information on this is on the lower thread) - these are the conclusions a simple forum member can draw.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 28 December 2017 12: 34
      +8
      You can immediately feel the smell of elections. The workers climbed out.
      1. katana
        katana 28 December 2017 12: 59
        +4
        Quote: Muvka
        You can immediately feel the smell of elections. The workers climbed out.

        Read the article and comments of members of the forum to it on the lower thread, and then write about the workers: "The National Guard buys personal video recorders for the fighters."
        1. just exp
          just exp 28 December 2017 14: 23
          +5
          and in Armenia, in a tavern, visitors drank 3 bottles of cognac, and what?
          and the news about aviation, navy and BTT do the state department trolls deliberately ignore, or is their AI programmed not to see them at all?
        2. Pacifist
          Pacifist 29 December 2017 07: 41
          +1
          Are you aware of the requirements for these registrars? Most probably not. Do you ever wonder why, for example, a positioning system for a tablet costs 15 rubles, and the same for an army 12000 rubles?
          Therefore, the question is about the workers. Before making a claim, you need to familiarize yourself with the requirements and scope of delivery and make statements based on these comparisons. If they do not exist, a completely reasonable question arises about the bias of statements. Also, the Americans are modernizing the torpedo, their right. We do it too.
          They pay $ 2000 for toilet seats (data from their report of the special committee of congressional defense spending, if my memory serves me for 1998), we don't. Does this have to do with the topic of the article? Not.
      2. just exp
        just exp 28 December 2017 14: 22
        +3
        and most importantly, the masses of the rod, there are probably a dozen and a half of them constantly spinning.
        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck 28 December 2017 19: 19
          +6
          Quote: just explo
          and most importantly, the masses of the rod, there are probably a dozen and a half of them constantly spinning

          These are usually the same ... but under different nicknames bully
      3. Nikolay Fedorov
        Nikolay Fedorov 29 December 2017 11: 20
        +1
        Quote: Muvka
        You can immediately feel the smell of elections. The workers climbed out.

        Not by elections, but by evil spirits and rot ...
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 28 December 2017 13: 22
      +6
      Quote: katana
      The United States is modernizing its torpedo for the Navy, and Russia is equipping its Rosguard with individual DVRs at an unbelievable price

      Dear, do not spoil the air with your brain ..
      "Case" has improved characteristics. Details were not disclosed for reasons of secrecy. But it is known that the modernized version will use the TPS-53 thermal propulsion system, capable of increasing the cruising range to 60 km, and the speed to 65 knots. Its gas turbine engine uses liquid Otto-fuel, which can develop a power of 800 kW.

      Thus, the "Case" must surpass in speed the most massive and powerful torpedo of the US Navy Mark 48, which has a maximum speed of 60 knots. The explosive mass of the "American" is the same as that of the "Physicist" - 300 kg. But it is expected that the "Case" weight will increase somewhat. As for the range, then the Mark 48 is inferior to 10 kilometers.

      The Predator missile torpedo is also being developed.
      In the new Predator missile torpedoes, the Shkval's shortcomings must be taken into account and eliminated. While there is no detailed information on the project, it is clear that, first of all, the designers will have to work on improving the torpedo control mechanisms, increasing the launch depth and firing range. If these problems are resolved, then Russian submariners will receive a really terrible weapon against aircraft carriers and strategic nuclear submarines, since it will be simply impossible to dodge such a torpedo (if it receives effective control mechanisms). And given that its warhead was designed with the ability to install a nuclear charge, the enemy simply will not have a chance to survive. According to preliminary information, preliminary tests of the Predator are planned this year.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 28 December 2017 16: 12
        +4
        Quote: NEXUS
        Thus, the “Case” must exceed the speed of the most massive and powerful torpedo of the US Navy Mark 48,

        This, of course, pleases ... That's just how it is with hydroacoustics? With onboard brains? with a lead TU hose ??? What are you silent, friend !? Do you rely on speed? And where will you shoot? Bearing on the attacking Mk-48? In response, so to speak ... sad
        Well, tady, OH !!! laughing
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 28 December 2017 16: 15
          +3
          Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
          This, of course, pleases ... But how are things with the hydroacoustics? With the onboard brains? with a TU hose leash ??? Why are you silent, friend !? Do you rely on speed? Where are you going to shoot? Well, tady, OH !!!

          Sasha, greetings. Happy coming to you.
          The works on the Case are classified. The same tops and on the Predator. Moreover, according to the latter, only general phrases and an analogy with the Flurry. But if we assume that all the disadvantages of the Squall will be eliminated in the Predator, then our fleet will receive weapons, "please be here."
          1. Boa kaa
            Boa kaa 28 December 2017 16: 20
            +2
            Quote: NEXUS
            But if we assume that all the disadvantages of the Flurry will be eliminated in the Predator, then our fleet will receive a weapon, "be here."

            Hi Alexey!
            I used to draw Shkvalov "eggs" on the map, so I know something about its b / w. But I can’t imagine how to eliminate all its shortcomings without SBP, all other things being equal. Well, if only you already found a way to guide the torsion fields ... laughing
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 28 December 2017 16: 23
              +2
              Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
              Well, if only you have already found a way to target the torsion fields ...

              I suppose they came up with something, otherwise it makes no sense to fence a garden and reinvent the same Flurry. I can assume that the Predator will use a similar method, like cavitation, but with the ability to target and maneuver ... God knows what they will come up with. The fact remains that something like the Flurry is being cut out.
    3. arane
      arane 28 December 2017 14: 20
      0
      Quote: katana
      Well what can we say about this news - USA
      My Internet connection is really buggy. So, the US is upgrading its torpedo for the Navy, and Russia is equipping its Rosguard with individual DVRs at an unbearable price (information on this is on the lower thread) - these are the conclusions a simple forum member can draw.

      Well, firstly, the Rosgvardia ordered only five sets of these registrars, and secondly, if you look at the required characteristics, then you can’t buy it in the store, and the cost can be quite adequate
  2. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 28 December 2017 12: 24
    +3
    And the thing is really serious. Abruptly "Shkval" will be.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 28 December 2017 13: 26
      +4
      Quote: 16112014nk
      And the thing is really serious. Abruptly "Shkval" will be.

      The Predator is already being developed to replace Flurry. At the same time, the disadvantages of the Shkval were taken into account and eliminated.
      1. 16112014nk
        16112014nk 28 December 2017 13: 42
        0
        Well, the development of "Predator" may take several years. But if they do as planned, and install the GOS, which is not on the “Squall”, then it will be steeper than Mk 48.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 28 December 2017 13: 46
          +3
          Quote: 16112014nk
          Well, the development of "Predator" may take several years. But if they do as planned, and install the GOS, which is not on the “Squall”, then it will be steeper than Mk 48.

          The case is also not inferior to the MK-48, and the range of 10 km more.
          1. arane
            arane 28 December 2017 14: 15
            0
            Quote: NEXUS
            Quote: 16112014nk
            Well, the development of "Predator" may take several years. But if they do as planned, and install the GOS, which is not on the “Squall”, then it will be steeper than Mk 48.

            The case is also not inferior to the MK-48, and the range of 10 km more.

            Well, it is impossible to say for sure whether it is inferior or not. Marking is really a good torpedo.
            10 km is certainly great, but not the most important thing for a torpedo. Especially when shooting underwater targets. Here the most important parameters are the target detection radius, which, again, depends on the characteristics of the target. And the probability of hitting a target under conditions of active electronic warfare is a counter-reaction and we do not know this, and we cannot compare.
        2. igorka357
          igorka357 28 December 2017 14: 18
          0
          The squall does not need the GOS, it does not know how to maneuver!
          1. just exp
            just exp 28 December 2017 14: 26
            +1
            the successor will be able, there was not a problem in maneuvering, but in the fact that because of the cavitation noise, the torpedo is deaf as the devil after the siren.
    2. igorka357
      igorka357 28 December 2017 14: 15
      0
      A flurry is generally nonsense, most submariners called the “Flurry” a bullet for suicides .. since the distance with which it needs to be launched does not give a chance for the survival of the submarine!
      1. arane
        arane 28 December 2017 14: 45
        +1
        Quote: igorka357
        A flurry is generally nonsense, most submariners called the “Flurry” a bullet for suicides .. since the distance with which it needs to be launched does not give a chance for the survival of the submarine!

        Bullshit. There are nuances, of course, you just need to learn the materiel.
        By the way, I shot her ..... In the training version of course ...
      2. arane
        arane 28 December 2017 14: 54
        +2
        Quote: igorka357
        A flurry is generally nonsense, most submariners called the “Flurry” a bullet for suicides .. since the distance with which it needs to be launched does not give a chance for the survival of the submarine!

        And further. The duel of two pl is a very specific fight. In which there may be no survivors at all. And the barrage gives a GOOD chance that if you were discovered first and attacked, take the adversary with you!
      3. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 28 December 2017 16: 32
        +2
        Quote: igorka357
        the distance with which it needs to be launched does not give a chance for the survival of the submarine!
        The first flurry ran on 7-8 km, the last --10-13. SBP range 3-5 km. Well, what's the connection here? Yes, it will shake, but it won’t drown ... unlike the adversary. hi
        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck 28 December 2017 19: 26
          +7
          Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
          The first flurry ran on 7-8 km, the last --10-13. SBP range 3-5 km. Well, what's the connection here? Yes, it will shake, but it won’t drown ... unlike the adversary.

          It's like shooting from the “rails” in a quake (at one time), someone prescribes headshots, but someone cannot get into the carcass request laughing
          At one time, we had submarines which, in case of danger (attack), could have left the torpedo and turned around on the “spot” and entered the enemy at the “fifth point” and pulled them there with a torpedo and a flurry. winked
        2. arane
          arane 28 December 2017 23: 21
          0
          Quote: BoA KAA
          Quote: igorka357
          the distance with which it needs to be launched does not give a chance for the survival of the submarine!
          The first flurry ran on 7-8 km, the last --10-13. SBP range 3-5 km. Well, what's the connection here? Yes, it will shake, but it won’t drown ... unlike the adversary. hi

          Greetings to Alexander. All in the hole. Damn, I still, out of habit, do not write numbers ... That's right! hi
    3. just exp
      just exp 28 December 2017 14: 25
      +3
      a trampoline cooler than a hamburger.
      MK48 and Shkval are generally 2 different categories.
    4. Mih1974
      Mih1974 29 December 2017 07: 31
      +1
      Don't confuse square and green. fool The mattresses do not have and did not have (and whether there will be - no one knows) at least an analogue of the "antique" squall for a long time. Our torpedoes and theirs are designed for hunting single targets. Flurry - goes to where the enemy ships will be hostile for a couple of minutes and in these minutes "will be challenged in a nuclear explosion." good
  3. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 28 December 2017 12: 35
    +3
    The customers of the "demonization" of Russia have achieved their goal: new military orders for billions of American money.
  4. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 28 December 2017 21: 03
    0
    Quote: igorka357
    Most submariners have called "Flurry" a suicide bullet.

    It was exactly the Shkval that destroyed the Kursk. Tangentially touched the Am-sky "Memphis", and rebounded, hit the "Kursk".
    1. Brylevsky
      Brylevsky 29 December 2017 08: 39
      +1
      I recommend that you read the book of Vice Admiral V. Ryazantsev, "In the wake of death". From it you will learn that neither the Shkval, nor the Americans have anything to do with the boat tragedy. We have this national trait, apparently, to blame anyone but ourselves for all troubles ... The Kursk was ruined by the stupidity and irresponsibility of the Northern Fleet leadership, the erroneous actions of the crew and the design flaws of the boat itself and its weapons.
  5. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 1 January 2018 18: 43
    0
    Quote: BoA KAA
    Quote: NEXUS
    Thus, the “Case” must exceed the speed of the most massive and powerful torpedo of the US Navy Mark 48,

    This, of course, pleases ... That's just how it is with hydroacoustics? With onboard brains? with a lead TU hose ??? What are you silent, friend !? Do you rely on speed? And where will you shoot? Bearing on the attacking Mk-48? In response, so to speak ... sad
    Well, tady, OH !!! laughing

    Oh mom oh take me home! Why does Zvezda TV shoot films about the Premier League? A simulator will be released against the Mk-48 and let it race until blue in the face ... But the fleet has problems, but no one wants to solve them ..
  6. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 1 January 2018 18: 45
    0
    Quote: Brylevsky
    I recommend that you read the book of Vice Admiral V. Ryazantsev, "In the wake of death". From it you will learn that neither the Shkval, nor the Americans have anything to do with the boat tragedy. We have this national trait, apparently, to blame anyone but ourselves for all troubles ... The Kursk was ruined by the stupidity and irresponsibility of the Northern Fleet leadership, the erroneous actions of the crew and the design flaws of the boat itself and its weapons.

    Writers like Ryazantsev are a dime a dozen. Here are just the FACTS put them in the pose of a drinking deer. The boat was destroyed by mattress covers. Point. And the problems prevented us from quickly raising the remains of the crew ...
    1. Brylevsky
      Brylevsky 3 January 2018 05: 40
      0
      Curious about what facts you are talking about? Have you read this book?