The MU90 is the most modern sea-proven LWT on the market.
Thanks to a 30-year joint development and production program between France and Italy, the MU90 still copes with all the submarines’ threats from Blue to Brown waters and is the sole game-changing LWT which meets all of 21st century Anti-Submarine Warfare operational requirements, including sea-proven very shallow water, and midgets’ type submarines hunting-killing capabilities.
Stand-off operational engagement distance
Very shallow & confined water capabilities
Widest submarine engagement envelope
from 3 m to over 1 000 m
Unique lethality against any submarine
at any operational depth
Advanced Acoustic Counter
Counter Measure capability
Widest aerial launching envelope
with high altitude & speed release
With over 1,200 rounds produced (and still in production) deployed over 150 platforms (surface ships, helicopters, maritime patrol aircrafts), and over 350 sea trials including 2 live firings, the MU90 has become the worldwide reference LWT based on 13 Navies’ experiences.
Hard-Kill from Surface Ship
The first incremental development is the MU90 Hard-Kill (HK) functionality from Surface Ship:
Facing growing efficiency limitation of regular Soft-Kill systems towards Heavy-Weight Torpedo (HWT) threats., navies now demand Torpedo Defense Solutions capable of defeating all types of HWT, even the most advanced acoustic or wake-homing.
Many Hard-Kill concepts for the protection of surface ships have been studied, but so far none has been qualified on board surface vessels demonstrating sufficient efficiency level.
The MU90 in its current Anti-Submarine (AS) version already has parameters and performances allowing it to evolve into a Hard-Kill vector, providing MU90 with a dual AS / HK capability from one single effector.