DAG 2015 – Naval Systems Services

Lightweight Torpedo Upgrade

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To upgrade the Canadian MK 46 Mod 5A (Shallow Water) Lightweight Torpedo to improve fleet survivability against evolving near and medium-term underwater threats.

Requirements

The upgraded Lightweight Torpedo shall be capable of unrestricted employment in oceanic, shelf and littoral maritime environments, in water temperatures and salinity worldwide (across the range of polar, temperate and equatorial latitudes) as well in various sea states and water depths. The upgraded Lightweight Torpedo shall deliver effective performance in northern and Arctic waters, where the presence of sea ice, either in pack or broken form, is routinely expected. It shall be capable of attacking and destroying submarine contacts operating at the ice-edge. The upgraded Lightweight Torpedo shall be able to operate effectively and with relative impunity in an operational environment characterized by the presence of modern Self Protective Measures.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017
    • Options Analysis
  • 2020
    • Definition Approval
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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