MOSCOW, 16 APR – RIA Novosti. Russian upgraded universal deep-water homing torpedo “Physicist” is one of the most advanced in the world. This writes the article for publication the American Drive specialist-hydrophone Aaron AMIK.
the most modern torpedoes, in addition to Russian Physics, he took the British Spearfish (manufactured by BAE Systems), German SeaHake Mod 4 (Atlas Electronik) and the French F21 (Naval Group).
“a Powerful combination of high speed, lethality, long range and stealth gives a modern torpedoes a significant advantage over other naval weapons,” said AMIK.
“Physicist” is a universal deep-water homing torpedo capable of hitting 50 kilometers. The caliber of the ammunition — 533 mm, a payload of about 300 pounds. For targeting used active / passive sonar system with recognition of the Wake at a distance of from 1.2 to 2.5 km and range of response the proximity Fuze from two to eight meters depending on the type and size of the target. The possibility of remote control with a total cable length of about 30 kilometers. In 2016, it was reported that all new surface ships and submarines of the Russian Navy will get torpedoes of this type until 2017.