The DOD’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation’s (DOT&E) first annual report on the U.S. Navy’s Mk 54 torpedo finds the program wanting and advises the service to come up with a fix. The Mk 54 has been plagued with problems throughout its history, from major limitations and failures discovered in 2004 tests to a production halt in 2007 due to quality assurance, workmanship and assembly issues at prime contractor Raytheon’s facility. Production restarted in March 2008 after a ...


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