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A244 lightweight torpedo


The A244 is the Italian navy's standard lightweight, 12.75-in (324-mm), anti-submarine torpedo, which can be launched from either aircraft or from the surface-ship ILAS-3 triple launcher.

It is similar to the U.S. Mk 44 torpedo. Differences include an onboard programmable digital computer, a lower acoustic signature and superior shallow-water capability.

The A244/S variant is dropped from an aircraft. It streams a parachute to slow entry into the water. The on-board CIACIO-S...

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