Atlas Elektronik: New Torpedo Range Record

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The SeaHake mod4 ER: modernized DM 2 A4 with range of more than 140 km.

Atlas Elektronik increased the reach of its torpedoes substantially, setting a new range record. At a test-firing in March 2012, the heavyweight torpedo SeaHake mod4 ER (Extended Range) achieved a range of over 140 km. SeaHake mod 4 is the latest advancement of the DM 2 A4 heavyweight torpedo, which is in service with the German Navy as well as the navies of Turkey, Pakistan and Spain. By fully exploiting the system’s unique propulsion and battery technology, it became possible to surpass the maximum ranges usual for modern heavyweight torpedoes in the global market by considerably more than 50%.
 “With this record, Atlas Elektronik has set a new benchmark in torpedo technology. Until now, such ranges were hardly even conceivable. We are very proud to have made such a significant advance in torpedo technology, thus giving our customers new possibilities for sea defence,” said Kai Pelzer, Executive Director Naval Weapons at Atlas Elektronik.
The new version of the SeaHake mod4 is also fitted with innovative navigation and communications technology, enabling extremely precise navigation and control of the torpedo over the entire distance. The SeaHake mod4 ER can be deployed from seagoing platforms as well as from special land-based platforms.
The sea trials took place in cooperation with the German Armed Forces Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons in the Eckernförde Bay.


 

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