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Also Known As: K745
Origin: South Korea
Parent System: Blue Shark
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Blue Shark is a lightweight torpedo developed by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and LIG Nex1 to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The torpedo is qualified for launch from surface ships using pressurized torpedo tubes, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters such as Super Lynx and maritime patrol aircraft such as P-3C Orion against sophisticated submarines in blue or shallow water. The Blue Shark features a sophisticated acoustic array sensor with beam-steering function, shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating 1.5-meter thick of steel, and an impact fuze. The propulsion system consists of a pump-jet propeller with a DC motor fed by aluminum-silver oxide battery activated by seawater developing a top speed in excess of 45 knots. The RoKN introduced the Blue Shark torpedo in late 2005.
Blue Shark Applications
Blue Shark Specifications
Max Range: 12 kilometer (6.48 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 45 knot (83 kph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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