IMT considers new torpedo for Navy

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The Institute for Maritime Technology, a division of Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a R482 158.98 contract to provide scientific support services for the replacement of the heavy weight torpedo of the SA Navy.

The AEG SUT 264 heavyweight torpedo (pictured) is currently the main weapon of the Manthatisi-class diesel-electric submarine fleet of the SA Navy. The 533mm (21 inch) diameter German submarine torpedo was deployed in the SAN from 2006. At the time it was described as an interim weapon, with the STN Atlas DM2A4 Seehecht (Seahake) heavyweight torpedo described as its eventual successor.

The weapon features a range of 28km at 23 knots or 13km at 35 knots. It also boasts active and passive sonar as well as wire guidance and a 260kg RDX warhead. The SUT 264, by contrast, is a wire-guided weapon featuring active/passive onboard terminal guidance and has a range of 28km at 23 knots or 12km at 35 knots. The torpedo carries a 250kg RDX warhead initiated by magnetic field or contact.

Scientific support services for the replacement of the heavy weight torpedo of the SA Navy

ETMG/2011/44 4 Aug 2011 R482 158.98 Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd
t/a Institute for Maritime Technology

Submarine underwater torpedo support services – extension of ETMG/2010/401



TMG/S2011/1281 21 Jul 2011 R473 747,67 Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd
t/a Institute for Maritime Technology

Procurement of SUT torpedo secondary batteries and refurbishment of primary batteries

EMTM/2010/375 26 May 2011 R2 389 917,94 SAFT t/a Defence and Space Division

Poitiers France

Submarine underwater torpedo support services

ETMG/2010/401 23 Mar 2011 R3 066 899,60 Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd
t/a Institute for Maritime Technology

Maintenance and support services of the submarine underwater torpedo systems for the South African Navy – extension of ELGS/2009/27

LGS/S2010/4470 30 Sep 2010 R307 955,83 Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd
t/a Institute for Maritime Technology

Maintenance and support services of the submarine underwater torpedo systems for the South African Navy

ELGS/2009/27 20 Aug 2009 R4 129 530,07 Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd
t/a Institute for Maritime Technology