Light Weight Torpedo Systems
WASS leadership in the torpedo field has been marked by its world-wide success in the specific sector of Light Weight Torpedo Systems.
The A244/S, with its latest various Mod.1 and Mod.3, represents the cost-effective answer to the submarine technical and tactical evolution of the last decades.
The joint efforts of the Italian and French Navies in the LWT field have led to the industrial co-operation between Whitehead, DNCS and Thales Underwater Systems, exploited through the consortium EUROTORP.
The result is the MU90/IMPACT, which is currently considered the most advanced lightweight torpedo system in the world, has already been procured by several and prestigious Navies; today the MU90/IMPACTis the main NATO ASW system.
MU90, which is marketed by the consortium EUROTORP, features a powerful, long endurance and silent propulsion system which, when joined to the extremely capable multi-frequency acoustic head and target classifier, allows to engage any submarine threat at twice the range of any other current or future LWT.