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


Maritime Patrol Aircraft P-8A Poseidon P-8I Neptune Tactical Support Helicopters MH-60R Strikehawk

Mark 54 News

There are 12 news between
26 Oct 2004 and 2 Jul 2013
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013FMS: Australia Requests 100 Mk 54 Torpedoes
Thursday, October 18, 2012Raytheon Awarded $45 Million MK 54 Torpedo Contract
Monday, October 17, 2011US Navy Orders Mk54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Monday, June 27, 2011FMS: India Requests Sale of 32 Mk-54 Lightweight Torpedoes
Tuesday, October 5, 2010FMS: Australia Requests Sale of 200 MK54 Torpedoes
Wednesday, October 15, 2008Australia, Turkey and USA Order 228 Mk 48 CBASS and 192 Mk 54 Torpedoes
Wednesday, July 9, 2008HAAWC Demonstrates Compatibility with Multiple Launch Platforms in Wind Tunnel Tests
Wednesday, May 14, 2008Air Launched Fish Hawk MK 54 Torpedo Modification Kit Demonstrated Successfully
Tuesday, May 29, 2007Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Mk-54 High Altitude Launch Capability
Friday, April 20, 2007FMS: Turkey Requests Mk-54 Torpedoes

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