SCUTTER is an intelligent
expandable torpedo decoy for submarines. Operating as a self-propelled
decoy, SCUTTER can be launched instantly, at any depth and provide the
submarine with an omnidirectional protection against attacks by all known
On receipt of a
torpedo alert, SCUTTER is launched from the Submarine Signal Ejector (SSE)
or external launchers. The system is automatically activated after launch,
propelling itself autonomously to its operating position. Torpedo
transmissions are received and analysed. After identifying the specific
torpedo by its characteristic signature, Scutter will select the appropriate
deception signals. If an unknown torpedo is encountered, SCUTTER will employ
an appropriate deception technique from its portfolio,
elongation and range gates, as well as highlights discrimination.
will always prefer SCUTTER as a legitimate target, attacking repeatedly
while the submarine performs evasive maneuvers. SCUTTER can operate for 10
minutes at a depth of 300 meters, and will self destruct and sink on the
completion of its mission.
can be accommodated on all types of submarines
and has no special installation requirements. It is designed from the
submariner's view - as a compact cylinder, it requires only small volume of
the valuable submarine space and has been designed to consume no maintenance
or facilities on board. No pre-launch tests or presets are required prior to
launch, eliminating any chance of human error and ensuring error-proof
launch and in-water operation.