BLUEFIN Robotics has been awarded a subcontract from Ultra Electronics to support the acoustic device countermeasure (ADC) MK 5 programme intended to meet the US Navy’s torpedo countermeasure needs.

Under the contract, Bluefin will provide support in the development, designing, fabrication, integration, and testing of the ADC MK 5 and also provide the mobility subsystem.

The ADC will be an acoustic torpedo countermeasure with advanced features to improve the defence of the submarines against acoustic returning torpedoes.

The system can be employed either as a static or mobile device and will replace the MK 2 and MK 3 torpedo countermeasures.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command will be the contracting activity.