Australia to buy additional torpedoes to equip MH-60R, P-8As

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The Australian Navy plans to order up to 100 MK 54 lightweight torpedoes to equip is new MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and the P-8A Poseidon Increment 2 Maritime Patrol and Response aircraft. The $83 million planned order reported yesterday by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) amounts 100 MK 54 torpedoes, 13 exercise rounds and recoverable exercise torpedoes. Australian navy is already using the Mk 54 torpedo on other platforms.

Boeing P-8A Poseidon T3 performs the first Mk54 Torpedo separation test
Boeing P-8A Poseidon T3 performs the first Mk54 Torpedo separation test (US Navy photo)