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"Recognized as ready for action on the front lines": British Navy tests modernized heavy Spearfish torpedo

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British Navy Command announces testing of an improved torpedo. We are talking about the upgraded Spearfish ammunition.


According to the press service of the British royal fleet, tests were carried out from the S122 Audacious nuclear submarine. She belongs to the class of Astute submarines.

From a message from the British Naval Command:

The submarine HMS Audacious conducted test torpedo firing in the Bahamas. The torpedo showed high efficiency at a number of depths, including the maximum possible for torpedo launches.

According to the latest reports, the HMS Audacious submarine fired a total of five Spearfish upgraded heavy torpedoes during three days of testing at the AUTEC Atlantic Test Center. This test center is located on the largest of the Bahamas, Andros Island, which is home to about 9 thousand people.
AUTEC is called the largest NATO center and test site for underwater testing.

From a British Navy post:

The torpedo underwent extensive deep sea trials and was found ready for combat on the front lines.



Earlier in the British media there was information that the Spearfish torpedo had problems with targeting. It is argued that after the improvement of the torpedo, these problems were solved.

Upgraded versions of the Spearfish are capable of hitting both surface ships and submarines. The maximum target destruction range is about 60 km. Warhead weight - 300 kg. The maximum speed is 80 knots.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 14 May 2021 08: 20
    -2
    The shabby lion shakes ... with rattles.
    Only the rattles are serious ...
    1. novel66
      novel66 14 May 2021 08: 27
      +16
      we don't have such, it's a shame
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 14 May 2021 10: 40
        -8
        we don't have such, it's a shame
        ...... they obviously lied about 80 knots ... cavitation issues have not been resolved ..... just like the issues of universal weapons on submarines have not been resolved .... we have Club-M, aka Caliber, which also works on land and ships and submarines ... by the way, the missile delivers its cargo to submarines at about 1000 km per hour, further than 80 km
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 14 May 2021 08: 35
      -7
      Quote: Victor_B
      The shabby lion shakes ... with rattles.
      Only the rattles are serious ...

      "I am still a king!"
      Earlier in the British media there was information that the Spearfish torpedo had problems with targeting. It is argued that after the improvement of the torpedo, these problems were solved.

      It is possible that these publications are aimed precisely at reassuring the people, otherwise, for some reason, many wanted to secede from the UK. And so - "We can still!"
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 14 May 2021 09: 30
        +5
        In order not to overstrain military spending, NATO assigns who does what.
        Apparently, the Britons got the torpedo development.
        If the voiced characteristics are true, then it is a wake-up call.
        All NATO will receive these torpedoes.
        Like the Norwegian anti-ship missiles NSM, which not only sell in Europe, but even the States buy.
        1. JD1979
          JD1979 14 May 2021 11: 31
          +2
          Quote: Alex777
          In order not to overstrain military spending, NATO assigns who does what.

          Yeah, they distribute))) They have their own torpedoes: Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, USA.
          Quote: Alex777
          If the voiced characteristics are true, then it is a wake-up call.

          If this is a wake-up call))), then the German Heck is a funeral march, unfortunately no joke.
          Quote: Alex777
          All NATO will receive these torpedoes.

          No, they are only in service with RN
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 14 May 2021 13: 02
            +1
            Studied the question in more detail. You're right. hi

            The Britons indicate a speed of 70 knots.
    3. Finches
      Finches 14 May 2021 08: 41
      -7
      Submarine commander Lady John Bolt, an Afro-English transgender who feels like dandelions, reported that everything was "veri veri good, prative!" laughing

      Recently, only scandals have been in the news about the British submarine fleet, it was necessary to please NATO colleagues and prim gentlemen with something, they say, the armor is strong and our boats are fast! This is how I regard this information.
    4. standan
      standan 14 May 2021 10: 48
      +2
      Performance characteristics
      "Spearfish"
      Dimensions: diameter 533 mm (21 inches); length about 5,94 m (19'6``).
      Total weight: 1859 kg (4077 lb).
      Warhead: 300 kg (661 lb) blasting explosive
      Additional data: speed over 80 knots; cruising range (1981 modifications) about 21 m (030 yards) at a speed of more than 23 knots.
  2. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 14 May 2021 08: 27
    -9
    And for some reason no one raises their howl that ice firing was not carried out.
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 14 May 2021 10: 42
      +7
      Quote: Narak-zempo
      And for some reason no one raises their howl that ice firing was not carried out.


      Well, actually, the British nuclear submarines regularly participate in the ICEX exercises. It’s a pity you don’t know that.
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 14 May 2021 08: 34
    +6
    A dangerous weapon ... What is the range, what is the speed. In the torpedo, they lagged behind NATO for a long time. I hope we will have something similar
  4. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 14 May 2021 09: 15
    -5
    The strange nose of the torpedo, basically make the nose spherical in order to reduce water resistance
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 May 2021 09: 57
    -9
    “Recognized as ready for military action on передовой»
    Where is the front line? The question is exclusively rhetorical. The West is intensively preparing for action on the so-called. the front line, which was drawn along the borders of Russia. Probably the Anglo-Saxons had only the courage to pull themselves together in order to get a fifth of the reinforced one and shut up forever.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 14 May 2021 13: 44
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Where is the front line?

      So far - 12 miles from our coast. And sometimes closer.