acoustic torpedo


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acoustic torpedo

[ə′küs·tik tȯr′pēd·ō]
(ordnance)
A naval torpedo which is directed toward its target either by the noise emitted by the target or by sonar.
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The T11 was an acoustic torpedo with a highly sophisticated electronic guidance system designed to track ships by the sound of their propellers.
Silex lifts an acoustic torpedo and has a range reported to be 30 nautical miles, whereas the SUW-N-1 (formerly designated FRAS-1 by Western Intelligence) fires a nuclear depth charge an estimated 75 km on a ballistic trajectory.
Technically specific electronic equipment, waterborne training, and procedural maintenance are included in implementing three acoustic torpedo test ranges built to US Navy specifications.
A return delegation from the US Navy is required to travel to Brazil to conduct a site visit and finalize the demographic and technical specifications for the installation of the three acoustic torpedo test ranges.