MEA supercavitating ammunition delivers new ASW
capabilities for new applications:
Ship defense against torpedoes, semi-subs
- ‘last resort’ hardkill solution
- complementary defensive layer to softkill or ATT
Low Angle Capabilty
Thus only MEA Supercavitating Ammunition can be used from low angle needed to fire from ships.
Proven Anti-Torpedo Effect
30 mm cavitating core (underwater projectiles)
Shooting of inert 324 mm MK-46 type torpedo in seawater at 125 m.
Armed UUVs for multiple roles
-Tactic-changing helicopter deterrent
-Fire against helicopters/ MPA aircraft from beneath surface
-Shallow or steep angles from water
-12.7mm effective from 5-10m depth to 1000m above water
-May deploy from submarine (no modification necessary to sub)
-Even with approximate targeting, UUV could be effective deterrent against helicopter
-Quick and relatively inexpensive to test and deploy
-Underwater (dry barrel) gun mount design gives even higher performance
Enhanced Mine Counter Measures
-Not just from helicopters
Swarming Surface or Submerged Threats
-Ship defense using standard weapons
- like a bigger, slower torpedo
Swarming Surface Attack Boats
- MEA not deflected by waves, even at low angles (>2 degrees)
- Bullets pass through waves/air and penetrate
target above or below surface
- CIWS with automated fire control
- .50 caliber deck gun
• Wet gun operation – air or water (some weapon types may not work in water).
• Diver protection and enhanced diver capabilities.
• Anti-piracy – shoot into air from under water, or into water from air at low angles.
• Anti-piracy/terrorism – use 7.62mm or 12.7mm against small boats’ hulls or engines.
-penetrate steel with small calibre beneath water, even from small boats.
• Harbour protection, anti-propeller/rudder, non-lethal disabling of vessels .
• Arm UUVs or Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (with 7.62mm or 12.7mm).
• Submerge sniper positions (12.7mm up to 5m depth is effective up to 1000m in air).
• Effective sand, mud penetration may be useful against IEDs or mud-constructions.
• One round, more capabilities, standard weapon.