CHANGING the Face of Undersea Warfare

Portner, Captain David
June 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2009, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p52
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the technological advances in the U.S. naval weapon torpedo. It states that the destructive force of one torpedo can break apart and sink a cruiser within minutes. Known as the Common Very Lightweight Torpedo (CVLWT), this new torpedo is a small, short-range rapid-attack weapon. The CVLWT can be designed to allow the launch platform to pre-program the attack point on the hull of the target ship.


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