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.