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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

At IDEF 2015 WASS Showcased the Black Scorpion and Black Arrow torpedoes

Black Scorpion torpedoTalking to Navy Recognition during IDEF 2015, a WASS representative explained that the Black Scorpion was designed to be launched from sonobuoy tubes found on board ASW helicopters and Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

The mini torpedo is intended to be used when the submarine contact is not accurate. The Black Scorpion "pings" in the water which either locates the target or forces the target to move. Black Scorpion retains the abillity to hit the target and induce damage with its small warhead.

In a complex international scenario in which the ASW is rapidly moving from deep blue waters to littoral and coastal areas warm shallow waters, the operational ambient conditions for sensors and weapons is turning out to be very crytical for them to perform efficiently:

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