Un­der­wa­ter Strike

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THE FOL­LOW­ING RUS­SIAN SHIPBASED un­der­wa­ter weapons pos­sess great ex­port po­ten­tial: the 533mm DTA-53 twin tor­pe­does tubes, RPK-8 anti-sub­ma­rine war­fare (ASW) mis­sile sys­tem launch­ing 212mm hom­ing div­ing shells and MG-94ME hy­dro-acous­tic jam­ming shells pro­vid­ing pro­tec­tion from tor­pe­does, RBU-6000 an­ti­sub­ma­rine rocket launcher fir­ing RGB-60 anti-sub­ma­rine mis­siles or pro­jec­tiles car­ry­ing 90R div­ing shells. The Purga-11661 sys­tem is of­fered for ex­port to op­er­ate ASW weapons. Those are time­tested and well-known in the mar­ket equip­ment meet­ing mod­ern re­quire­ments.

Some ad­vanced sys­tems also at­tract in­creas­ing at­ten­tion in the re­gion. Among them is the 91RTE ASW mis­sile fired by the Club-N sys­tem and Paket-E/NK small ASW tor­pedo launcher.

The 91RTE mis­sile will kill all types of sub­marines at any depth they can go (up to 800m) and range of 5km to 40km. It flies with a bal­lis­tic tra­jec­tory to the es­ti­mated area of op­er­a­tion of the tar­get and para­chutes to the wa­ter. As soon as the hom­ing sys­tem is trigged it will not take the mis­sile long to de­stroy the tar­get. The 91RTE mis­sile is also com­pat­i­ble with the sub­ma­rine-based Club-S. The fact that Rus­sian sub­marines in­clud­ing the Project 636 and Amur-1650 carry it is a key to their su­pe­ri­or­ity over for­eign coun­ter­parts.

Another ad­vanced sys­tem Ð the PaketE/NK – pro­vides ef­fec­tive anti-sub­ma­rine de­fense at a range of up to 10km and tor­pedo pro­tec­tion at 100m to 800m. It fea­tures a con­trol sys­tem, launch­ers, spe­cial sonar, and ar­ma­ments fit­ted with 324mm small ther­mal tor­pe­does or coun­ter­mea­sure anti-tor­pe­does. Be­ing one of the cut­ting-edge sys­tems in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket, the Paket-E/NK alone can make tor­pedo pro­tec­tion of the car­rier ship 3-3.5 times stronger.

Speak­ing of sub­ma­rine-borne un­der­wa­ter weapons, apart from the Club-S that Rosoboronex­port of­fers, there are also 533mm TE-2 all-pur­pose elec­tric, re­motely con­trolled tor­pe­does and UGST deep­wa­ter hom­ing tor­pe­does.

The TE-2 can de­stroy sub­marines at a range of up to 25km and depth of 450m. Its abil­ity to op­er­ate in heavy ECCM en­vi­ron­ment, pow­er­ful propul­sion unit, builtin test sys­tem, long ser­vice life, and cheap op­er­a­tion are dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter­is­tics of the weapon. The UGST can also hit ships and sta­tion­ary tar­gets, as well as sub­marines at a range of up to 50km and depth up to 500m. Once launched it ei­ther can home on the tar­get or be guided to it through its re­motely con­trolled sys­tem. Its mod­u­lar de­sign makes eas­ier a task to re­con­fig­ure the mis­sile ac­cord­ing to the re­quire­ments of the Cus­tomer. It is ap­pli­ca­ble to the whole range of op­er­a­tions form re­pro­gram­ming base­line equip­ment to re­plac­ing en­gine and stor­age tanks. There are sev­eral war­heads for the weapon vary­ing in com­po­si­tion and quan­tity of ex­plo­sive.

Another area where Rus­sia also dom­i­nates is the mine mar­ket.

Rosoboronex­port of­fers un­der­wa­ter weapons that are de­ployed in Rus­si­aÕs Navy and navies of many other coun­tries, in­clud­ing states in South-East Asia.

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