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K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« on: June 07, 2019, 04:06:44 AM »
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From the PN FOIC's interview with ANC.

Would've been nice if the PN shared the whole recording. This screen capture shows the ship before the drydock was flooded

https://www.facebook.com/ANCalerts/videos/344475376265846/

Notable points:

Time index 3:01: South Korean Blue Shark torpedoes for both the Jose Rizal class and the Wildcats

Time index 4:00: Wildcats will be inaugurated at June 17



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Re: Blue Shark torpedoes
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 04:45:36 AM »
Should be compatible with the Conrado Yap class as well since they use the same torpedo tubes



SEA to Provide Torpedo Launcher Systems for Thai, Philippines & Malaysian Navies

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/november-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5679-sea-to-provide-torpedo-launcher-systems-for-thai-philippines-malaysian-navies.html
 
Cohort company SEA will look to build upon growing demand in South East Asia for its torpedo and decoy launcher systems when it highlights the capability at the Defense and Security exhibition in Ban Mai, Thailand, on November 6-9.
        
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SEA has recently won an order to provide Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea with Torpedo Launcher Systems (TLS) for two new frigates being built for the Philippines Navy and is also engaged in providing TLS and weapons handling systems for a new class of Combatant Ships under construction for Malaysia. This follows the supply of a TLS for the Royal Thai Navyís latest frigate, which was built by DSME in South Korea.

SEA is looking to build upon this pedigree with the supply of a triple trainable deck mounted system for a further frigate under consideration by the Royal Thai Navy. In addition, there are several more opportunities in frigate new build and refurbishment projects throughout SE Asia.

One of the major benefits of SEAís TLS is that they can be configured to fire any NATO standard light weight torpedo, enabling operators to benefit from the flexibility of choosing the best weapon independently and the option of re-configuring during the life of the ship.

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Re: Blue Shark torpedoes
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 05:27:01 AM »
https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/incheon-class-ffx-frigates-south-korea/incheon-class-ffx-frigates-south-korea4

Incheon Class (FFX) frigate is fitted with K745 Chung Sang Eo (Blue Shark) torpedoes. Image courtesy of KIZILSUNGUR


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Re: K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 08:19:27 AM »
To better understand the capabilities of the K745 Blue Shark, it helps to compare it with other -- arguably better-known -- competitors. This torpedo, for example, is in the same class as the US Navy's Mk.54 lightweight torpedo, which is itself an upgrade of the Mk.46 torpedo which was the NATO standard for a number of years.

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/team-torpedo-raytheon-partners-to-support-mk48-and-mk54-requirements-02533/

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Torpedo to go: The Mk-54

The Mk-54 stemmed from the need for a smaller, lighter, but cost effective advanced torpedo that could be dropped from helicopters, planes, and smaller ships. To achieve this, it combined the expensive Mk-50ís search and homing system with the propulsion system of the Mk-46 torpedo (the previous NATO/US standard), and added off-the-shelf electronic components. Its size improves its ability to go after targets in shallower littoral regions, but the torpedo is designed to work in both deep water and near-shore or shallow environments. Cost estimates for this weapon are around $1 million each.

In 2013, the Navy ordered the MK-54 MOD 0 array and transmitters. The MK-54ís sonar array and transmitters hadnít been produced since the Navy completed MK-50 production in the mid-1990s, as the MK-54ís common parts were just taken from older MK-50 stocks. The new MOD 0s are substantially the same design, but obsolete parts and material have been switched for modern electronics. A new receiver is also part of Northrop Grummanís contract, and the technology refresh and proof of design testing were accomplished by Advanced Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University (ARL PSU).

The MK 54 MOD 1 LWT kit is an upgrade that adds a new sonar array assembly, and improved processing capability. The full kit includes a 112-element array, transmitter, receiver, Processor Group Assembly (PGA), Modular Recording and Exercise Control System Second generation (MRECS2), and associated cables. Itís still a developmental product, under a SBIR Phase III framework. Progeny Systems Corporation, of Manassas, VA owns the intellectual property rights, so theyíve been the sole-source for all contracts.

HAAWC Torpedo Concept

Mk54 HAAWC
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Look up! The new 737-derived P-8 Poseidon aircraft is spurring the special development of special GPS-guided, high-altitude launch kits for the MK-54. The HAASW add-on kit from Boeing is derived from their JDAM bombs, allowing accurate torpedo drops from 35,000 feet in P-8A Poseidon Increment 2 aircraft, instead of the usual ceiling of several hundred feet. Lockheed and Raytheon have developed similar solutions.

Competitors: The MU90 Eurotorp is the Mk-54ís primary international competitor, and it has been very successful in the international marketplace. It ran into severe problems in Australia, however, and those have taken a long time to sort out. BAE Systemsí Stingray has made a few sales as well, and South Koreaís K745 Blue Shark could become an interesting future competitor. Meanwhile, there are still a lot of Mk-46s in service around the world.
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Re: K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 04:30:23 AM »
Blue Shark with South Korean Wildcat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVeLe7u0jOs



Preview of what should happen with ours

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Re: K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 01:43:04 PM »
Something to look forward to?

SEA develops lightweight torpedo trolley
7th June 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/sea-develops-lightweight-torpedo-trolley/

SEA has developed a fully qualified and tested lightweight (LW) torpedo trolley that can transport any LW torpedo.

Initially commissioned by Leonardo Helicopters, SEA was tasked with designing and producing a trolley that can carry LiG Blue Shark LW torpedoes, and allow a single person to safely and easily move any LW torpedo on-board a naval platform or shoreside facility. The company designed and delivered two compliant and operational trolleys to meet the projectís operational requirements and timeline.

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Re: K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 08:37:42 AM »
BRP Conrado Yap demonstrated the operation of its Mk.32 triple-tube launcher.

PS-39 @ Davao City

https://youtu.be/-_9Essf9fco




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Re: K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 08:55:33 AM »

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Re: K745 Blue Shark [Chung Sang Eo] torpedoes
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2019, 02:44:05 PM »
SoKor torpedoes to beef up PH Navy's anti-sub capability
By Priam Nepomuceno  November 14, 2019, 3:50 pm

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1085991

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) will now be more capable of tracking and neutralizing hostile submarines if needed, as part of efforts to secure the country's waters.

This as the South Korean-made LIG Nex1 "Blue Shark" lightweight torpedoes, which will serve as the primary weapon of the two Leonardo AW-159 "Wildcat" anti-submarine helicopters acquired by the Navy, are now in the country.

"It was delivered in accordance with the timeline of the project in support of the anti-submarine capability of the AW-159 (anti-submarine helicopters)," Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said in an interview Wednesday.

The torpedoes were delivered to the Philippines on July 18, 2019, she said.

Roxas, however, declined to give the specific numbers of the torpedoes delivered for the PN but said there are "sufficient in quantity".

The "Blue Shark" lightweight torpedoes are also capable of shallow and deepwater operations are capable of speeds up to 45 knots. It also weighs 290 kilograms, a diameter of 324mm and a length of 2,700mm.

It can also be fitted to aircraft and warships aside from helicopters including the PN's two newly-acquired AW-159s which were delivered on May 7 of this year and commissioned only on June 17.

The two "Wildcat" helicopters will be deployed aboard the two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates now being completed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and scheduled for delivery in 2020.

The AW-159s were acquired for PHP5.4 billion including its munition, mission essential equipment and integrated logistic support.

The AW-159 (previously called the Future Lynx and Lynx Wildcat) is an improved version of the Westland Super Lynx military helicopter. The helicopter has been ordered for the Royal Navy and British Army.

It is capable of speeds of 291 km/h (181 mph), range of 777 km (483 miles), ferry range of 963 km (598 miles) and an endurance of one and a-half hours (four hours and 30 minutes if fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks).

The AW-159s can also be armed with rockets, machine guns, missiles, torpedoes and depth charges and fitted with modern sonar systems for tracking down submarines. (PNA)