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Video of Navy Ship Being Torpedoed During Rimpac This Summer

What the Navy doesn’t always release:

An Australian submarine tested a new heavyweight torpedo during a joint naval exercise with the United States.

The MK 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Sonar System torpedo was fired from HMAS Waller during the Rim of Pacific 2008 naval exercise off the coast of Hawaii between June and July, the Australian Defence Force said in its statement.

The new torpedo is more effective in shallow water thanks to sonar enhancements.

Video of the test showed the torpedo hitting a retired U.S. ship, causing dramatic explosions followed by the sinking of the vessel.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZqV4MzWZFU&hl=en&fs=1]

One Response

  1. Two words: Super Ferry.

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