On May 12, DCNS, Chemring Countermeasures and Terma conducted joint operational trials of their torpedo defence system
This solution integrates Terma’s C-Guard decoy launching system with DCNS’s CANTO anti-torpedo decoy and the launch module of Chemring Countermeasures which, combined, is designated NATO standard CANTO 130mm.
The main purpose of the trials was to confirm the live operation of the CANTO 130mm decoy in its purpose to lure incoming torpedoes from their original target; the ship launching the decoy. Additionally, the trials aimed to prove the performance of the launch module and the C-Guard ability to launch the decoy.
Once the decoy is launched and enters the water, it starts generating numerous acoustic signals which mask the noise from the ship and generate copious false targets, hence diluting/confusing the homing ability of the incoming torpedo.
The trials, facilitated by The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) and The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), were performed from the frigate HDMS Iver Huitfeldt off the coast of Northern Zealand, Denmark.