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Mark 46  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Mark 46 Mod 5, Mark 46 Mod 5A(S), Mark 46 Mod 5A(SW) and MK46
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Mark 46
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1966
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Mark 46 torpedo is a lightweight, self-propelled guided underwater projectile, designed to attack high-performance submarines. The Mark 46 is the NATO standard lightweight torpedo. The Mark 46 MOD 5 is the most advanced version of this torpedo scheduled to remain in service until the year 2015. Mark 46 last upgrade consists of a better performance in shallow water.

The Mark 46 torpedo is used as the ASROC's warhead and the kill vehicle of the Captor sea mine. It can be launched from surface ships, aircraft, helicopters and even rockets. The first Mark 46 torpedo was deployed in 1966. Mark 46 Mod 5A(SW) torpedo is optimized for shallow water environments and is being provided to the existing Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) under RUM-139B upgrade.

Mark 46 Applications

Defensive Weapons Milas RUM-139 VL ASROC RUR-5 ASROC VLA-ER Fighting Ships Ada DD 963 Spruance DDG 993 Kidd FF 1052 Knox FFG 7 Oliver Hazard Perry Halifax Hsun Hai Inhauma Istanbul LCF Niteroi Pohang Saar 72 Ulsan Support Aircraft Atlantic ATR 72 ASW C-212 Aviocar MH-92 P-1 P-3C Orion SH-2G Super Seasprite SH-3 Sea King SH-60B Seahawk Super Lynx

Mark 46 Specifications

Diameter: 438 millimeter (17.2 inch)
Length: 2.60 meter (102 inch)
Max Range: 11,000 meter (5.94 nautical mile)
Max Target's Depth: 457 meter (502 yard)
Top Speed: 23 mps (83 kph)
Warhead: 45 kilogram (99 pound)
Weight: 235 kilogram (518 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mark 46 News

There are 8 news between
26 Oct 2004 and 17 May 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019FMS: Canada Wants 425 Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Tuesday, July 31, 2018FMS: Netherlands Requests 106 Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Saturday, July 1, 2017Russian Navy to Get 90R1 Anti-submarine Rocket and Magnesit-MN Torpedo Decoy
Thursday, June 29, 2017FMS: Taiwan Requests Torpedo Conversion Kits to Mk 54 Standard
Tuesday, March 31, 2015Taiwanese Navy Launches Pan Shi and Tuo Jiang Ships
Thursday, July 17, 2014Raytheon to Provide Torpedo Integration on Alenia Aermacchi ATR 72 ASW for Turkish Navy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Airbus Military C-295 Aircraft Carries Marte Mk2/S Anti-Ship Missile for First Time
Tuesday, October 26, 2004MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo Enters Full Rate Production

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