Sting Ray (torpedo)

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The Sting Ray torpedo is a current British acoustic homing light-weight torpedo (LWT) manufactured by GEC-Marconi, who were later bought out by BAE Systems.wikipedia
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Torpedo

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The Sting Ray torpedo is a current British acoustic homing light-weight torpedo (LWT) manufactured by GEC-Marconi, who were later bought out by BAE Systems.

TDW

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Sting Ray Mod 1 is intended for use against the same targets as Sting Ray Mod 0 but with an enhanced capability against small clad conventional submarines via a shaped-charge insensitive explosive warhead from TDW, and an improved shallow-water performance.

Hawker Siddeley Nimrod

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Other armaments equippable in the bomb bay include mines, bombs, and nuclear depth charges; later munitions included the Sting Ray torpedo and Harpoon missile for increased capability.

Acoustic homing

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The Sting Ray torpedo is a current British acoustic homing light-weight torpedo (LWT) manufactured by GEC-Marconi, who were later bought out by BAE Systems.

BAE Systems

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The Sting Ray torpedo is a current British acoustic homing light-weight torpedo (LWT) manufactured by GEC-Marconi, who were later bought out by BAE Systems.

Royal Navy

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In the 1950s the Royal Navy was equipped with British designed and built Mk 30 air-dropped torpedoes.

Aerial torpedo

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In the 1950s the Royal Navy was equipped with British designed and built Mk 30 air-dropped torpedoes.

Acoustic location

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A design for a British Mk 31 torpedo which would have used active echo-location sonar failed to receive Government approval for production.

Sonar

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A design for a British Mk 31 torpedo which would have used active echo-location sonar failed to receive Government approval for production.

Polyethylene glycol

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Design studies in the mid-1960s proposed that a tank of polyethylene oxide be carried behind the warhead.

Drag coefficient

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This polymer would be exuded at the nose to reduce the drag coefficient.

Integrated circuit

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The homing system developed in the mid-1960s incorporated a spinning magnetic disc onto which the acoustic correlation algorithms were etched but this was replaced by integrated circuit technology when the disc sometimes failed to survive the impact of the weapon with the sea from high altitude launches.

Warhead

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The original warhead concept was for a simple omnidirectional blast charge.

Shaped charge

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A directed energy (shaped charge) warhead was used in the production weapon.

Neston

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The torpedo was built at the MSDS (later MUSL) plants at Neston (in Cheshire) and MUSL in Farlington and Waterlooville near Portsmouth.

Cheshire

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The torpedo was built at the MSDS (later MUSL) plants at Neston (in Cheshire) and MUSL in Farlington and Waterlooville near Portsmouth.

Sperry Corporation

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Guidance systems were made by Sperry Gyroscope Company.

Magnesium

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Power is supplied by a magnesium/silver-chloride sea water battery.

Flow battery

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Power is supplied by a magnesium/silver-chloride sea water battery.