Project Outline:

To complete a data gathering trial and provide an assessment of the vibration environment experienced by Sting Ray torpedoes when carried on Lynx Wildcat.

Project Description:

Cranfield Defence successfully captured two configurations of data from two sorties on Lynx Wildcat when carrying Sting Ray torpedoes. The sorties including a comprehensive range of flight conditions intended to cover carriage operating limits. The purpose of this work was to provide a comparison of the vibration environment experienced by Sting Ray torpedoes in this installation with the torpedoes vibration qualification test severities. This provided evidence for clearance of Sting Ray torpedoes for carriage on Lynx Wildcat during service.