SEA1408 Phase 3 project seeks to identify and deliver new generation Torpedo Self Defense (TSD) systems to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) surface fleet, to maximise an individual ship’s probability of survival against torpedo attack.
Integrated TSD into the Combat Management System (CMS) will be pursued to provide a networked system for maritime Task Groups. This will be delivered to the Anzac-class frigates and Hobart-class destroyers as well as inform the design of the future Hunter-class Frigates, and future integration into the wider surface fleet.
Naval Group is a likely bibber for this project, having announced last year that they are ready to produce their CANTO system locally in Australia.
Other modern torpedo defense systems include the ZOKA by Turkey’s Aselsan, the Type 2170 Surface Ship Torpedo Defence (SSTD) by Ulta Electronics, SHADE by Israel’s Rafael, or the C310 by Italy’s Leonardo.