Mark 54  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 75
Unitary Cost: USD$1,000,000
Also Known As: MK54 and MK54 Mod 6
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Mark 54
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 75
Total Cost: USD$100 million
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Description: The MK54 is the next generation lightweight torpedo that combines the MK50 search and homing system with the propulsion system of the MK46 torpedo for optimized performance in shallow water. The MK54 was developed by Raytheon under the US Navy Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo (LHT) program. Due to MK50 torpedo shortfalls and high costs, the MK54 has been designed to replace both MK46 and MK50 torpedoes.

The MK54 can be launched from surface ships, rotary wing or fixed wing aircraft against potential underwater threats being suitable for both deep water or littoral environments. In addition to MK50 and MK46 legacy, the MK54 incorporates extensively COTS electronic components resulting in a highly cost-effective weapon system. Externally the MK54 has the dimensions of the MK50 torpedo.

In April 2003, the US Navy awarded Raytheon a first procurement contract worth $25.1 million for 24 MK54 torpedoes to be delivered beginning in mid 2004. In June 2004, a second procurement contract was placed for 51 MK54 torpedoes as a part of a multi-year procurement contract worth $70-$500 million for MK48 and MK54 torpedoes. In later October 2004, Raytheon began full rate production of MK 54 torpedoes following successful evaluation and the US Navy authorization for initial operational capability and introduction to the fleet.

Mark 54 Applications

Fighting Ships DW3000F F110 Halifax PKR Support Aircraft ATR 72 ASW MH-60R Strikehawk MH-92 P-3C Orion P-8A Poseidon P-8I Neptune

Mark 54 Specifications

Top Speed: 74 kph (46 mph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mark 54 News

There are 23 news between
26 Oct 2004 and 27 Aug 2019
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019FMS: Republic of Korea Wants 31 MK-54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Friday, July 12, 2019FMS: Greece Wants Seven MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters
Friday, May 17, 2019FMS: Canada Wants 425 Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Tuesday, April 2, 2019FMS: India Requests Sale of 24 MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters
Tuesday, July 31, 2018FMS: Netherlands Requests 106 Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Tuesday, June 26, 2018FMS: Spain Requests Sale of Five AEGIS Mk 7 Combat Systems
Thursday, April 19, 2018FMS: Mexico Requests Sale of Eight MH-60R Helicopters
Friday, January 5, 2018FMS: Mexico Requests Harpoon Block II Missiles, RAM Missiles and MK 54 Torpedoes
Thursday, June 29, 2017FMS: Taiwan Requests Torpedo Conversion Kits to Mk 54 Standard
Monday, August 29, 2016US Navy Orders MK 54 Torpedoes

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