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Mark 48 ADCAP  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$3.5 million
Also Known As: Mk 48 Mod 6, MK 48 Mod 6AT and MK48 ADCAP
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Mark 48
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Mark 48 CBASS
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Description: The Mark 48 torpedo is a heavyweight, self-propelled guided underwater projectile, designed to attack fast, deep-diving nuclear submarines and high performance surface ships. The first Mark 48 torpedo was deployed in 1972 replacing Mark 37 and Mark 14 torpedoes .The improved model Mark 48 ADCAP (Advanced Capabilities) was deployed in 1989.

The Mark 48 ADCAP can operate with or without the wire guidance and use active and/or passive homing. The Mark 48 is qualified to be launched under the Artic ice pack and in other arduous conditions. The ADCAP version has enhanced acquisition range, reduced vulnerability to enemy countermeasures, reduced warm-up and reactivation time, and enhanced effectiveness against surface ships. During final attack the Mark 48 torpedo uses its active/passive sonar seeker.

The Mark 48 ADCAP torpedoes are being deployed aboard Los Angeles-class, Ohio-class and Sea Wolf-class submarines. The US Navy has 1,046 Mark 48 ADCAP torpedoes in the inventory.

Mark 48 ADCAP Applications

Fighting Ships Collins Los Angeles Flight II Los Angeles Flight III Scorpene Basic Scorpene Basic-AIP Scorpene Compact SSBN 726 Ohio SSGN 726 Ohio SSN 21 Seawolf SSN 23 Jimmy Carter SSN 688 Los Angeles SSN 774 Virginia U214 Victoria Virginia Block II Virginia Block III Virginia Block IV Walrus

Mark 48 ADCAP Specifications

Diameter: 533 millimeter (21.0 inch)
Length: 5.79 meter (228 inch)
Max Range: 38,000 meter (20.5 nautical mile)
Max Target's Depth: 900 meter (989 yard)
Top Speed: 55 knot (102 kph)
Warhead: 295 kilogram (650 pound)
Weight: 1,676 kilogram (3,695 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mark 48 ADCAP News

There are 6 news between
28 Sep 2005 and 29 Jun 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017FMS: Taiwan Requests 46 Mk 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight Torpedoes
Monday, May 12, 2014FMS: Turkey Requests Sale of 48 Mk 48 Mod 6AT Torpedoes
Wednesday, December 7, 2011Lockheed Martin Submarine Combat System Succesfully Tested in Brazilian Navy Sea Trials
Tuesday, January 29, 2008Brazilian Navy Tupi and Tukina-Class Submarines to Get New Combat Systems
Monday, February 6, 2006Raytheon Demonstrating Submarine Launched AIM-9X
Wednesday, September 28, 2005FMS: Brazil Seeks Mk 48 Mod 6 Torpedoes

Operators & Related Equipment

MK 48 Mod 6AT torpedoes used by the Brazilian Navy submarines

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