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 ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Navy’s Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedo Suffers Quality Problems".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.