As the ramifications of AUKUS begin to become clearer, Australia must grapple with various practical, technological and economic factors if it is to achieve its ambitions.
Ultra nets contract for lightweight torpedo components
The contract combines several purchases for the US, Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Spain and Brazil under the FMS programme.
The contract option is for year three of the MK54 MOD 0 LWT array kits programme to supply array nose assembly kits.
Martin Lewis, president of naval systems and sensors at Ultra, said: ‘As we continue to provide critical components of the MK54 lightweight torpedo, we understand the ongoing need to deliver reliable and effective undersea warfare capabilities to meet the anti-submarine warfare needs of US and allied fleets.’
The MK 54 can be deployed from a surface ship, helicopter, or fixed-wing aircraft to track, classify and attack underwater targets.
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