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Australia to receive 200 MK 54 torpedoes from DSCA

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MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes. A file photo

WASHINGTON (BNS): The Government of Australia has plans to procure up to 200 MK 54 All-Up-Round Torpedoes from US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) under the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) programme.

Under the $169 million contract, DSCA will also provide 179 mk 54 flight in air material kits, 10 mk 54 exercise sections, 10 mk 54 exercise fuel tanks, 10 mk 54 dummy torpedoes, 6 mk 54 ground handling torpedoes, support and test equipment to upgrade intermediate maintenance activity to MK 54.

According to the DSCA, the agreement will also provide technical and logistics support services and other related elements of logistics support.

Australia intends to use the MK 54 torpedo on the Lockheed/Sikorsky MH-60R helicopter.

The MK 54 torpedo is an upgrade of the MK 46 torpedo.

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