MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo
New Threats to Counter
In today's changing high-tech world, new, more potent threats are emerging. Slow, quiet, diesel submarines, for example, are now operating in shallow-water, littoral areas.
As a result, lightweight torpedoes designed to defeat high-speed, nuclear-powered submarines in open-ocean environments are ineffective. Navies now need a lightweight torpedo capable of delivering a devastating blow to submarine threats in both deep and shallow water — and in various acoustic environments. That torpedo is the U.S. Navy's MK 54.
Leveraging Modern Torpedo Technologies
Easily Upgradeable From MK 46
Featuring many improved capabilities, the MK 54 is the next-generation of the MK 46 torpedo. In fact, navies with MK 46 models in their inventory can easily convert them into MK 54 torpedoes using the low-cost MK 54 Upgrade Kit. The kit, which is easily installed in-country, replaces yesterday's components with state-of-the-art digital technology. Moreover, the MK 54 can be incorporated into any modern navy with minimum conversion costs because it is compatible with over 20 launch platforms.