Germans set new torpedo record
The company, with their SeaHake mod4 ER: modernized DM 2 A4 heavy torpedo has surpassed any known torpedo range by engaging a target in test firing at 140-kilometers (about 70-nm). This puts the Seahake in the same range category as the Harpoon anti-ship missile and reaches even further than Silkworm and Exocet. With a warhead capable of breaking a destroyer-sized warship in half or ruining the day of a larger combatant or merchie, this is a game changer. The fact that Germany will sell these to such gray powers as Turkey and Pakistan where the technology could rapidly find its way to Chinese, North Korean and Iranian subs is also distressing.
The weapon has a modular design that includes up to four silver zinc battery modules and is able to achieve a range of more than 140 km (70 nm) and a speed exceeding 92.6 km/h (50 kt) powered by a high frequency permanent magnet motor, with a closed-loop cooling system independent from the environment. Exact performance data is classified.The torpedo design template may also be used as the basis for ROV.The weapon is armed with a 260 kg PBX, (hexogen–aluminium) warhead (equivalent to 460 kg of TNT) with magnetic influence and contact fuzes. The charge and fuse are insensitive and EMP safe.
They can be emplaced in land-based tubes as well.
Tell me again why the Navy has cut back in anti-submarine warfare capabilities?