Elbit, Leonardo to Develop Additional Torpedo Capabilities for Seagull USV

Elbit Systems’ ISTAR Division has teamed with Leonardo to develop and demonstrate launching capabilities of Leonardo’s lightweight and mini torpedoes from the Seagull

Elbit's Seagull USV (Photo: Galina Kantor)

Adding to the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessels’ (USV) capability to mount and launch lightweight torpedoes, Elbit Systems’ ISTAR Division has teamed with Leonardo to develop and demonstrate launching capabilities of Leonardo’s lightweight and mini torpedoes from the Seagull. The companies announced the agreement at Exponaval (Valparaiso, Chile, December 4-7).

The solution will be based on the same architecture used for airborne torpedo launching systems.

Operational with the Israeli Navy, the Seagull USV has regularly been participating in international naval exercises conducting Mine Counter Measures and Anti-Submarine Warfare missions.