WASS – Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei, named after the inventor of the "Torpedo" Robert Whitehead, is part of Finmeccanica since 1995.
The company, which mostly employs high degree-qualified engineers, with premises in Livorno and Napoli, is fully responsible for the design, development, production, integration and customer delivery.
WASS leading excellence has been achieved by its top performance products range, which already implements the best of future technologies. WASS Quality System is recognized to meet the requirement set forth in NATO AQAP-110 and AQAP-150 publications. A responsive and cost-effective support to the Customer technical needs is provided throughout the systems operational life, by means of a dedicated Logistic Support department.
Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei is recognized world-wide as one of the leading companies for a wide range of underwater advanced systems. The main systems are the following:
Lightweight and Heavyweight torpedoes
Torpedo Fire Controls and Launching Systems
Torpedo countermeasures for both surface ships and submarine defence
Artificial targets for torpedoes
Portable underwater tracking and noise measurement test ranges
Mines and Objects Avoidance Sonar
Asymmetric Threat Detection Sonar
Harbour, coastline and strategic sites underwater surveillance systems.