South Korean aerospace producer and protection firm LIG Nex1 introduced that they signed a contract with the Protection Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) value 154.9 billion received ($117 million) for the Mild Torpedo-II System Growth Challenge. The event of the Light-weight Torpedo II system is a undertaking to enhance the detection and assault capabilities of present K745 Blue Shark mounted on floor ships that assault enemy submarines. The K745 Blue Shark is a lightweight anti-submarine torpedo developed for the Republic of Korea Navy in 2004. The Blue Shark torpedo will be deployed from floor ships, ASW helicopters and maritime patrol plane.

LIG Nex1 developed the K745 Blue Shark torpedo for South Korea’s navy in 2004. It operates in two modes: a direct search mode and an oblique search mode. Direct search mode is activated because the torpedo is launched from a floor ship or dropped from a helicopter. Within the oblique search mode, a goal is struck by activating lively search after diving right into a launch space from a chopper or a maritime plane. Able to being launched from floor ships, helicopters, and maritime patrol plane, the torpedo can function even in shallow waters as much as 45 knots (83 kilometers/52 miles per hour) and has a most vary of greater than 19 kilometers (11 miles).


K745 Cheong Sangeo (Blue Shark) light-weight, anti?submarine torpedoes

LIG Nex1 plans to place extra effort into the market growth of different underwater weapons and unmanned know-how in order that the corporate may cooperate additional with taking part SMEs. The Light-weight Torpedo-II will reportedly be able to shortly responding to enemies’ enhancing decoys and promptly hanging a goal from a farther distance with precision. The efficiency enchancment adjusting to the native underwater setting and precision strike functionality is anticipated to allow extra environment friendly naval operations, enhancing the survivability of the Republic of Korea Navy’s ships. Blue Shark torpedoes are fitted to the Incheon class frigate (FFX).

LIG Nex1 Co., Ltd. (previously referred to as NEX1 Future and LG Innotek) is a South Korean aerospace producer and protection firm. It was established in 1976 as Goldstar Precision. LIG Nex1 was beforehand owned by LIG Holdings Firm, which in flip was owned by the LIG Group. In 2013, a consortium led by South Korea personal fairness agency STIC Investments acquired 49 p.c stake in LIG Nex1 for 420 billion Korean received. It develops and produces a variety of superior precision digital techniques, together with missile, underwater weapon techniques, radars, digital warfare, avionics, tactical communication techniques, hearth management techniques, naval fight techniques, and electro-optics.

LIG Nex1 K745 Blue Shark (Cheong Sangeo) lightweight anti-submarine torpedoes
LIG Nex1 K745 Blue Shark (Cheong Sangeo) light-weight anti-submarine torpedoes