Navy (Marine Nationale) receives 25 new MU-90 torpedoes
in France since February 2008, the MU90 is intended to be deployed by
aircraft and warships such as Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft,
Lynx helicopters, frigates and Horizon destroyers for current platforms.
MU90 torpedoes will ultimately be deployed by CaÏman helicopters
(NH90) and FREMM.
is a third generation torpedo used for anti-submarine warfare.
It was designed to counter the threat of conventional
or nuclear propulsion submarines in any environment or scenario.
The MU90 can be used in deep immersion (several hundred meters) or very
shallow waters (less than 25 m). It uses an electric propulsion mode
for increased endurance, performance and security. It hosts a
very powerful shaped charge that maximizes the blast and a new
generation mission software.
The main contractor of the MU90 is the EEIG (European Economic Interest
Grouping) Eurotorp composed of DCNS 26%, Thales 24% and WASS (Finmeccanica
group) and 50%.