Aselsan's Tork poised to enter hard-kill torpedo countermeasures market

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Aselsan's Tork poised to enter hard-kill torpedo countermeasures market

Menno Steketee, Amsterdam - IHS Jane's Navy International
13 July 2015
Key Points
  • New Aselsan concept enters hard-kill 'anti-torpedo' market
  • The torpedo countermeasures market, long-dominated by soft-kill methods, is evolving with new hard-kill concepts emerging
Turkey's Aselsan has recently revealed a new weapon concept that joins the growing number of hard-kill system approaches designed to kinetically destroy an incoming torpedo.

Tork is a surface-based 'anti-torpedo' torpedo that draws on Aselsan's soft-kill torpedo countermeasures expertise (in systems such as Hizir for surface vessels and Zargana for submarines). Fired from standard torpedo tubes, it uses an active acoustic homing system to detect an incoming weapon. Tork will be integrated into the Zargana and Hizir systems.
Aselsan's Tork poised to enter hard-kill torpedo countermeasures market - IHS Jane's 360