Is there an anti-torpedo torpedo?

Is there an anti-torpedo torpedo?

TORK, is an anti-torpedo torpedo aiming to destroy acoustic homing, wire-guided, non-wire guided and wake homing torpedoes that are launched against surface ships and submarines.

Can you defend against a torpedo?

The effective anti-torpedo defense depends on early detection of the torpedo. The new towed decoys are especially used against wake-homing torpedoes to trigger torpedo guns before reaching the ship. The final line of defense is a very new weapon – an anti-torpedo torpedo.

How do submarine torpedo countermeasures work?

Expendable countermeasures have seawater batteries that last between six and 45 minutes. Modern towed decoys can also act as torpedo early-warning sensors and alert the towing vessel of incoming weapons before their hull-mounted sensors detect them.

Are torpedoes obsolete?

Originally Answered: Are torpedoes outdated? No. In fact, the Russians have developed an extremely fast type of torpedo (200 kts), as well as a new nuclear torpedo. Russian Submarines are Equipped with Deadly Supercavitating Torpedoes.

How fast is a MK 48 torpedo?

28 knots

MK 48 Physical Specifications
Weight 3,500 lbs (1, 676 kg)
Maximum Depth > 1,200 ft
Effective > 5 miles
Speed > 28 knots

Can ships destroy submarines?

They can also drop sonobuoys and launch homing torpedoes to positions many miles away from the ships actually monitoring the enemy submarine. Increasingly anti-submarine submarines, called attack submarines or hunter-killers, became capable of destroying, particularly, ballistic missile submarines.

What anti-submarine weapons were used against U boats?

By far the most spectacular weapon against submarines was the decoy vessel or Q-Ship, simply a merchant ship with concealed armament, designed to lure a U-boat within gun range and then open fire.

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