Brazilian Navy Submarine Tapajó launches live torpedoes during testing

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World Navy Force News - Brazil
 
 
 
Brazilian Navy Submarine Tapajó launches live torpedoes during testing
 
On October 11th, the Brazilian Navy submarine Tapajó has successfully launched two live Raytheon MK 48 MOD 6AT torpedoes against a surface target at sea near Rio de Janeiro, using the Lockheed Martin AN / BYG 501 MOD 1D integrated combat system.

Thus, the Tapajó became the first completely modernized Brazilian submarine , with a fully integrated weapon system, from sensors to weapons.
     
On October 11th, the Brazilian Navy submarine Tapajó has successfully launched two live Raytheon MK 48 MOD 6AT torpedoes against a surface target at sea near Rio de Janeiro, using the Lockheed Martin AN / BYG 501 MOD 1D integrated combat system.
Brazilian Navy submarine Tapajó
(Picture: Brazilian Navy)

     
The test purpose was to validate the combat system and its integration with the MK 48 torpedo. It was the result of a process launched in 2007, when the Brazilian Navy had decided to buy MK 48 MOD 6AT ADCAP torpedoes and the AN / BYG 501 MOD 1D combat system . The latter will now be the weapon system fitted to all Brazilian submarines.
 

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