MAKS 2017: Russia unveils export-oriented APR-3ME anti-submarine torpedo
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Nikolai Novichkov - IHS Jane's Navy International
JSC Region state research and manufacturing enterprise, a subsidiary of Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), unveiled its APR-3ME Orel (Vulture) air-launched anti-submarine torpedo at the Moscow Air Show (MAKS) 2017.
The APR-3ME air-launched anti-submarine torpedo on display for the first time at MAKS 2017.Source: Nikolai Novichkov
The APR-3ME is an upgraded and lighter variant of the APR-3E torpedo, featuring improved endurance, longer detection ranges, increased accuracy, and an anti-jamming capability. It is designed to engage submarine targets with speeds of up to 40 kt, submerged to depths of up to 800 m, in sea states up to level 6.
Like the APR-2E and APR-3E, the new anti-submarine torpedo has a calibre of 350 mm. However, its...