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THE Russian submarine Kursk sank after the test-firing of a top-secret torpedo went disastrously wrong, the Sunday Mail can reveal.
Also new from Spear and Dynisco are externally heated nozzles to supplement Spear's torpedo types.
The upgrade of Torpedo 62 comprises of new and improved functions for communication and warhead initiation, providing an important capability enhancement for the system.
He said the speed of the torpedo is 100 meters per second (360km/h) under water.
The trial is part of a five year programme to develop an upgrade to the Spearfish Mod-0 Heavyweight Torpedo, which is currently in service with the UK Royal Navy on the Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute Class submarines, also designed and built by BAE Systems.
A careful examination by experts has been made of the fragments of steel and brass in the ship, which are undoubtedly portions of a torpedo
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This contract represents the continuation of our proud torpedo heritage that dates back to World War II," said Tom Jones, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Undersea Systems business unit.
The Howell torpedo was a technological marvel for its time, but production difficulties let the USN to turn to the experienced English torpedo maker Robert Whitehead for an interim replacement.
South Korea announced Thursday that a torpedo fired from a small North Korean submarine caused the external underwater explosion that sank the South Korean 1,200-ton corvette Cheonan on March 26.
The torpedo smashed into the ship, broke it into half, caused it to sink and killed 46 South Korean sailors.
Kim Tae-young told parliament on Friday that authorities had not ruled out the possibility that the Cheonan had been sunk by a mine, but that a torpedo was more likely.