The MU90 lightweight torpedo has achieved Operational Release Status after a recent final test firing has officially entered into service with the Royal Australian Navy.
The MU90 is an advanced lightweight anti-submarine torpedo that delivers superior performance and accuracy in shallow waters, even in congested areas. The weapon is designed to counter nuclear and conventional submarines and associated countermeasures.
Australia’s ANZAC and FFG frigates are now fully equipped with the MU90.
Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins said: "The MU90 is a significant addition to the Royal Australian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare capability. This is particularly important given the strategic significance of our maritime operational environment.
"We are very pleased that the torpedo has now entered active service, and we look forward to working closely with the DMO and RAN to support the weapon over the coming years."
The MU90 was developed by EuroTorp - a consortium between DCNS, Thales and Finmeccanica company Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS). The MU90 is in service in France, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Poland.
The Royal Australian Navy has successfully conducted the worlds 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
This contract, worth about EUR 20m and signed with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, covers in-service support (ISS) of French Navy MU90 torpedoes for four years. In addition to the maintenance of the torpedoes, this contract covers the maintenance of the associated test benches and tools, along with the supply of services relating to exercise firings of the MU90 torpedo
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology All-Up-Round (AUR) Warshot torpedoes worth $170 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 12, 2014
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