Torpedo

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Drug slang A regional street term for crack and marijuana, presumably used together
Military A self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact with, or in proximity to, a target, usually understood to be a ship
Neuropathology A focal fusiform swelling of the axons of Purkinje cells, located in the first portion of the axis cylinder prior to the origin of collateral branches, often accompanied by swollen dendritic ramifications and patchy displacement of Purkinje cells, a typical pathologic finding in olivopontocerebellar atrophy of the granular layer of the cerebellum
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The DRDO is also developing a heavyweight torpedo as the next version of its light torpedoes for submarines and surface ships.
The proposal for acquisition of the torpedoes has been going on for more than 10 years now as an earlier proposal to acquire it from an Italian firm WASS was scrapped due to its alleged links with the scam-tainted AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica group of companies allegedly involved in the chopper scam.
Vice Admiral KN Sushil, a submariner, who retired as the head of Southern Naval Command said, " There is no problem in marrying an older torpedo to a new platform however we need to ask if that is what we'd set out to achieve?
Without her torpedoes, the Kalvari will have no weapons to target enemy submarines.
Senior Indian navy sources tell NDTV that identifying, shortlisting and testing new torpedoes as part of a new tender is likely to take at least another five years.
"The torpedo is just fired from submarines and the Navy's Tareq class and Qadir class submarines are equipped with the torpedo," he added.
Iran started mass-production of home-made advanced Valfajr torpedo in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Rear Admiral Sayyari on Tuesday.
As Agusta is a Finmeccanica group company, WASS is being viewed as a sister concern of Agusta, however, yet the torpedo deal has not been signed as it requires approval from CCS.
THE Russian submarine Kursk sank with the loss of its 118 crew because an experimental torpedo misfired and turned into "a flame-thrower".
Hornet's dive bombers missed contact, but 15 planes comprising her Torpedo Squadron 8 found the enemy and pressed home their attacks.
The man hours and millions of yen spent on Shinano's construction made it nearly inconceivable that a few torpedo hits would put her out of action.