DSEI 2017

Torpedo launchers for frigates [DSEI17D3]

14 September 2017

SEA, part of Cohort plc (Stand S6-240), has won a contract from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply torpedo launcher systems for two new frigates being built for the Philippines Navy.

This latest order follows on from previous contracts to supply torpedo launcher systems to the navies of Malaysia and Thailand.

Under its scope of supply to HHI, SEA will supply two launcher shipsets, each comprising port and starboard triple tubes on a rotating base, capable of firing a NATO standard 324mm lightweight torpedo.

The tubes themselves are manufactured from composite materials for extended equipment life and low signature; modern electronics provide for ease of combat system integration, and allow for reversionary use in a standalone mode.

The equipment will be manufactured at SEA’s facilities at Barnstaple, north Devon. Delivery of the first system to HHI is scheduled for late 2018.

In addition to equipment supply, SEA will be providing a range of installation and support services to ensure successful acceptance and through-life support.

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