French Navy Receives 200th MU 90 Torpedo

2 August 2010 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2010 18:30)

The French Navy has received the 200th MU 90 lightweight torpedo from the European joint venture company (GEIE). The MU 90 is a fire-and-forget lightweight torpedo specifically designed for anti-submarine warfare including both conventional and nuclear boats, in all tactical scenarios.

The French Navy has received the 200th MU 90 lightweight torpedo from the European joint venture company (GEIE).

The MU 90 is a fire-and-forget lightweight torpedo specifically designed for anti-submarine warfare including both conventional and nuclear boats, in all tactical scenarios.

Equipped with a shaped explosive charge with a high penetration capability, the third-generation electrically powered torpedo provides greater range, better performance and enhanced security.

Currently, the French Navy is using the torpedoes from Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft and Lynx helicopters, as well as from F70 and Horizon Class frigates.

The MU 90 torpedoes are scheduled to be operated from NH90 helicopters and FREMM Class frigates that are ready to enter operational service.