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Raytheon to provide MK 54 components to UK

16th November 2020 - 19:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

USN places order on behalf of FMS customer

The UK is to receive more MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) MOD 0 components under a $14.44 million modification to a previously awarded FMS contract, the DoD announced on 13 November.

All funding for the modification was allocated from the Special Defense Acquisition Fund.

Raytheon will carry out the work in Towcester, UK (60%) and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (40%), for completion by February 2023. US Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.

The MK 54 LWT MOD 0 can be deployed from a surface ship, helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft to track, classify and attack underwater targets.

Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey are among the other countries to buy the MK 54.

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