Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$840,000
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: ASROC
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Family Members: RUM-139 VL ASROC and VLA-ER
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Description: ASROC (Anti-Submarine Rocket) combines a solid propellant rocket with a torpedo payload to achieve a quick reaction, all weather, intermediate range anti-submarine weapon. ASROC was designed to be installed on US Navy's surface ships inside eight-cell sealed canisters which also performed as launch ramp. Originally the US Navy deployed ASROC carrying torpedoes armed with both conventional and nuclear warheads. After launch the ASROC rocket directs to the submarine area to deliver the torpedo payload. After entry the water the torpedo powers up and searches for the submarine using either active or passive sonar.

RUR-5 ASROC was stored inside an eight-cell canister which by the way servers as launch ramp. When the US Navy switched to vertical launch systems instead of launch ramps for increased weapons availability and faster response, canister ASROC was rejected in favor of vertical launch ASROC. RUR-5 was installed on Knox frigates, Vittorio Veneto and Kidd-class destroyers.

RUR-5 ASROC Applications

Fighting Ships Abukuma Asagiri DDG 993 Kidd FF 1052 Knox Haruna Hatakaze Hatsuyuki Shirane Tachikaze Vittorio Veneto

RUR-5 ASROC Specifications

Diameter: 360 millimeter (14.2 inch)
Length: 4.90 meter (193 inch)
Weight: 639 kilogram (1,409 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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