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Aerojet Rocketdyne awarded torpedo work

15th June 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a $2.6 million Phase I contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop a prototype torpedo propulsion system under its Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) programme, the company announced on 12 June.

The TAPS programme aims to improve the engine efficiency of the US Navy’s MK48 heavyweight torpedo. Phase I will explore increasing the efficiency of the Otto-fueled engine that currently powers the MK48.

If awarded, Phase II of the programme will include integrated full-scale system testing in an MK48 propulsion section.

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