ASROC


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ASROC

[′as‚räk]
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While DND was forced to go to court to reclaim the ASROC launcher, Crawford became embroiled in a dispute with his backers.
DND now estimates that the process of removing the ASROC launchers and other military equipment from the destroyers may take up to a month and cost about $350,000 -- considerably more than it received for the ships.
Armament: eight Harpoon (from two quad launchers), Tomahawk VLS or ABL; Vertical Launch ASROC (VIA) missiles; six MK-46 torpedoes (from 2 triple tube mounts); two 5-inch/54 caliber MK-45 lightweight gun; two 20mm Phalanx CIWS.
For attacking distant submarines the US Navy developed the ASROC RUR-5A, a ballistic rocket weapon armed with a nuclear depth charge or a Mk.
These systems were believed to have outlived their usefulness as they could not lift the later, heavier torpedoes, but renewed interest has been shown in uprated versions of the Ikara as well as ASROC. France and Italy are collaborating on the development of MILAS using the Otomat missile airframe as a carrier.
Armament: eight Harpoon (from two quad launchers), Tomahawk, VLS or ABL; Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; six MK-46 torpedoes (from 2 triple tube, mounts); two 5 inch/54 caliber MK-45 (lightweight gun); two 20mm Phalanx CIWS.
Armament: Standard missile; Harpoon; Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk; six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); one 5 inch/54 caliber MK-45 (lightweight gun); two 20mm Phalanx CIWS.