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Fact file: AEG SUT 264 heavyweight torpedo

Designation:
AEG SUT 264 heavyweight torpedo
Type:               
533mm (21 inch) diameter submarine torpedo.
Country of origin:                                 
Germany.
First deployed:                                     
-
Delivered to the SAN:               
2006.
Manufacturer:                           
AEG
Numbers:                                 
-
Cost:                                       
-
System components:                           
Torpedo.
General:                                                 
 
A wire-guided weapon with active/passive onboard terminal guidance.    
Range:                                                             
28km @ 23knots; 12km @ 35 knots. .
Speed:                                                            
35+ knots.
Integrates into:                                       
Type 209 submarine.
Acquisition modes:                                          
Designated from the ship`s combat management centre.
Guidance:                    
Active and passive sonar, wire guided. 
Weight:                        
-
Warhead:                     
250kg RDX.     
Warhead initiation:
Magnetic field.
Comment:
Main weapon of the Heroine-class SSK