Babcock’s new, innovative countermeasure launch system is fully scalable and covert. It utilises a non-pyrotechnic prime mover, is lightweight and its modular design enables rapid platform integration.
The countermeasure system comprises a number of launchers. The system must be able to launch countermeasures on demand while performing any manoeuvres and operating at any depth. The launchers must be reliable, covert during and post launch, shock resistant and lightweight. The system should minimise capital and through life costs.
Babcock’s innovative design removes the need for pyrotechnic components, delivering an inherently safe and highly covert system. The launcher is also reusable providing an extended operational life and reduced through life costs. The launcher is a fully developed design with units being supplied to the latest SSK projects.