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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


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


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

  • 2020 Implementation Approval
  • 2020 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020 Contract Award
  • 2022 to 2024 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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