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Study on the Development of Foreign Military Acoustic Decoys

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DOI: 10.23977/assp.2022.020101 | Downloads: 8 | Views: 210


Wei Huang 1, Xiangtao Zhao 2, Jiajing Wang 2


1 Postgraduate Team of Dalian Naval Academy, Dalian, Liaoning 116018, China
2 Department of Underwater Weaponry and Chemical Defense, Dalian Naval Academy, Dalian, Liaoning, 116018, China

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Wei Huang


The continuous progress and breakthroughs of information technology have improved the comprehensive performance of torpedoes, intensifying the competition in the arena of underwater weaponry. As a result, torpedoes have posed an increasingly greater threat to surface ships. A self-propelled acoustic decoy is by far the most effective underwater acoustic countermeasure (UAC) device for deceiving acoustic homing torpedoes and sonars. This paper reviews the development history of UAC technologies for anti-torpedo and analyzes the directions these techniques are advancing in foreign countries, focusing on the research and production of self-propelled acoustic decoys. This paper provides a useful reference for the research on torpedo and UAC technologies in China. Therefore, this paper is of great significance for advancing the research of torpedo defense in China.


Anti-torpedo, underwater acoustic countermeasure (UAC), acoustic decoy, torpedo


Wei Huang, Xiangtao Zhao, Jiajing Wang, Study on the Development of Foreign Military Acoustic Decoys. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (2022) Vol. 2: 1-8. DOI:


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