Netherlands Seeking Mk48 Torpedo Conversion Kits

5 August 2010 (Last Updated August 5th, 2010 18:30)

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency in the US has notified Congress of a potential sale of 40 mk48 mod 7 advanced technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and associated support to the Netherlands. Under the estimated $150m foreign military sale, the Netherlands will receive 40 mk48

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency in the US has notified Congress of a potential sale of 40 mk48 mod 7 advanced technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and associated support to the Netherlands.

Under the estimated $150m foreign military sale, the Netherlands will receive 40 mk48 mod 7 AT torpedo conversion kits, 40 containers, weapon system support and integration and associated equipment, parts, training and logistic support.

The Netherlands plans to upgrade its mk48 mod 4 torpedoes to the mk48 mod 7 AT model intended for use on its Walrus Class submarines.

The country has substantial experience in maintaining and supporting advanced torpedoes such as the mk48 Mod 4/4M and mk46 5A(S)W models.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will be the prime contractor.