PARIS, Oct. 20 (UPI)
DCNS of France successfully tested its surface ship torpedo defense countermeasure, Canto-V, the company said.
Canto-V is part of the company's Contralto-V line of products, which are under development.
Contralto is a new-generation torpedo defense system for surface ships and submarines, which is based on the confusion-and-dilution concept. Contralto causes the attacking torpedo's homing and re-attack logic to be saturated with multiple options by creating permanently and simultaneously hundreds of false acoustic targets.
DCNS said once a torpedo has been detected, Contralto determines, in connection with the platform combat system, the parameters governing the deployment of Canto countermeasures and suggests the evasive maneuver best adapted to the tactical situation of the surface ship or submarine.
The latest trials Canto-V have enabled the validation of-its mechanical launching strength and supplemented previous tests performed during the summer, whose purpose was to improve the functionalities in respect of launching safety, ballistics and interfacing with the new air operated decoy launcher developed by the DCNS plant in Ruelle, France.