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Mark 48 CBASS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 357
Unitary Cost: USD$3.8 million
Also Known As: MK 48 ADCAP CBASS, MK 48 Mod 7, MK 48 Mod 7AT and MK48 CBASS
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Channel Technology Group, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Mark 48
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Mark 48 ADCAP
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Description: The MK48 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) is the next generation of Mark 48 heavyweight torpedo. In June 2004, Raytheon was awarded a $70 million ($500 million with all options exercised) multi-year contract covering deliveries of 111 MK48 ADCAP for the United States Navy and Australia (20), 51 MK54 torpedoes and provide support for the MK48 CBASS engineering and initial production.

In late June 2006, the Australian Ministry of Defense gave the approval for the MK 48 ADCAP CBASS heavyweight torpedo to enter full rate production. HMAS Waller was the first Collins-class submarine to be modified to handle and fire the MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo with initial sea trials planned for mid-2007.

Mark 48 CBASS Applications

Fighting Ships Collins SSN 774 Virginia Victoria Virginia Block II Virginia Block III Virginia Block IV Walrus

Mark 48 CBASS Specifications

Diameter: 533 millimeter (21.0 inch)
Max Range: 40,000 meter (21.6 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 55 knot (102 kph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Mark 48 CBASS News

There are 10 news between
15 Oct 2008 and 26 Feb 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020FMS: Netherlands Requests 16 MK-48 Torpedo Conversion Kits
Wednesday, June 13, 2018US Navy Developing Extended Range Mark 48 Torpedo
Wednesday, July 12, 2017Fizik-2 Heavyweight Torpedo Enters Service with the Russian Navy
Thursday, July 6, 2017Northrop Grumman to Develop Next Generation US Navy Torpedo Technology
Wednesday, May 25, 2016US Navy Orders up to 250 Mk 48 Mod 7 Heavyweight Torpedoes
Wednesday, September 24, 2014FMS: Canada Seeks 12 MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology Torpedo Kits
Friday, August 30, 2013US Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $37 Million Contract for Heavyweight Torpedo Program
Wednesday, March 23, 2011FMS: Canada Seeks 36 MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) Torpedo Conversion Kits
Thursday, July 29, 2010FMS: the Netherlands Requests Sale of 40 Mark 48 Mod 7AT Torpedoes
Wednesday, October 15, 2008Australia, Turkey and USA Order 228 Mk 48 CBASS and 192 Mk 54 Torpedoes

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America250
Heavyweight torpedoes ordered in May 2016

Grand Total 2504
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