Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Parent System: Predator
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Russian Navy Predator is a new supercavitating torpedo being developed as the successor for the Shkval rocket-powered torpedo. The supercavitating weapon uses rocket fuel to vaporize the water around the torpedo as it moves underwater. The supercavitating effect creates a bubble around the torpedo minimizing drag and maximizing speed to the level of 360 kilometers per hour more than three times the speed reached by propelled powered torpedoes. The Predator may introduce outstanding improvements over the previous generation of rocket torpedoes such lower noise emissions and improved guidance system. The Russian Navy announced its intention to replace the Shkval torpedo with the Predator in 2016.

Predator Specifications

Top Speed: 360 kph (224 mph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Predator News

There are 2 news between
9 May 2017 and 14 Aug 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017Russian Navy to Extensively Upgrade Shkval Rocket Torpedo
Tuesday, May 9, 2017Iran Tests Supercavitating Hoot Torpedo

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