The Israeli Navy announced today that it incorporates a new quieter, faster and more intelligent torpedo called Kaved (Heavy, in Hebrew) to its submarines.
A Brigade general explained to the press that the last test with Kaved took place last night and that its incorporation is part of the expansion and improvement that the Israel Defense Forces carry out in their maritime division, expanding the submarine fleet and modernizing your torpedoes
“Renew torpedoes is something that happens rarely, every ten years,” said the military to point out the specialness of the occasion.
The new Kaved will be used by the current fleet of submarines, including the Tanin (Crocodile, in Hebrew), Leviathan (Whale), Dakar or Rahav, replacing the old models.
“It is a very complex and sophisticated weapon and the only one that is going to build our submarines from now on,” said the soldier.
The new torpedo allows attacking large and distant targets “to tens of kilometres”, said the general, both moving and still, “in the middle of a calm sea or in a storm, at the exit of a port or between other ships”, he added.
“It will reach, at an unprecedented speed”, that it did not want to specify, and will be able to reach submarine targets “in deep waters, which we call ‘brown’, and also superficial, which we call ‘blue'”, said the soldier, but You can also shoot targets out of the water.
“A great novelty is his sonar, which is digital and not analog for the first time,” said Brigadier General.
The Kaved’s success, according to the Army, reinforces the assumption that submarines are a fundamental strategic tool for Israel.
“Apart from being a versatile weapon that allows us flexibility, its acoustic signature is minimal, both sonar and torpedo,” he said.
The military did not want to go into details of who is the manufacturer of the new missile, but he said that its use is designed for conventional weapons.
Source: La Vanguardia