IMT providing submarine torpedo support

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The Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), part of the Armscor Defence Institutes, has been awarded a R3 million contract to provide undisclosed submarine underwater torpedo support services to the South African Navy.

The IMT is located just south of Simon’s Town harbour, the country’s main naval base. The work was awarded last week and appears to be the second such contract in six month. A R307 955.83 deal was announced in late September last year.



The AEG SUT 264 heavyweight torpedo is 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. The wire-guided weapon features active/passive onboard terminal guidance and has a range of 28 km at 23 knots or 12 km at 35 knots. The torpedo carries a 250 kg RDX warhead initiated by magnetic field or contact.

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