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Mark V Intercept Missiles

DESCRIPTION:
Self-propelled guided projectile that operates underwater and is designed to detonate when in proximity of incoming torpedoes.
The MK-V is designed to intercept high speed torpedoes fired from nuclear submarines and surface ships. The MK-V replaced the MK-IV intercept torpedo. The MK-V has been operational in the U.S. and UEO Navies since 2012. The MK-V, when combined with countermeasures, is approximately 75.4% effective.
FEATURES:
The MK-V intercept torpedo can operate with or without wire guidance and use active and/or passive homing. When launched it executes programmed target search, acquisition and attack procedures. It can also conduct multiple reattacks if it misses the target.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Lightweight intercept torpedo for submarines
CONTRACTOR:
Klein
POWER PLANT:
Fuel cells; pump jet
LENGTH:
9.6 feet
WEIGHT:
1,674 lbs.
DIAMETER:
17 inches
RANGE:
Minimum of 1500ft, Greater than 3 miles
DEPTH:
Greater than 22000 ft
SPEED:
Greater than 120 knots
GUIDANCE SYSTEM:
Wire guided and passive/active acoustic homing
WARHEAD:
275 lbs. high explosive
DATE DEPLOYED:
2012