From: Federal Government(Federal)
Jan 27, 2017 1:57 pm
Jan 30, 2017 10:57 am
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Code 33 is seeking proposals containing propulsion technologies to extend the range of the current US Navy Heavyweight Torpedo (MK-48 Mod7).
The FY17 Future Naval Capability (FNC) titled "Torpedo Advance Propulsion System" (TAPS) will develop and demonstrate a prototype torpedo propulsion system to evolve the Mk-48 Heavyweight Torpedo into an extended-range weapon. Two specific technologies will be explored: Otto fuel (currently used) and Aluminum -Silver Oxide (Al-AgO) electric propulsion.