In service for about ten years now, MIGAL, the DCNS heavyweight torpedo launching system, adapts to all platforms and configurations.
Interfacing between the torpedo and submarine combat systems, MIGAL guarantees the operational efficiency required by current navies through its reliability and modularity. The MIGAL bay (see photo) ensures weapon surveillance in the tube and its implementation and control during engagement and drive phases.
A 100% open system
Designed at the outset as an open system, MIGAL offers an exceptional range of configurations.
It is compatible with all types of heavyweight torpedoes developed by DCNS, like the most recent F21, or foreign torpedoes of recent or older design. The open architecture of MIGAL can host up to 4 different torpedoes per bay.
This capacity for openness is of interest to navies that can thus optimize the renewal of their inventory and progressively switch from one torpedo to another.
It can be installed onboard any type of nuclear or conventional propulsion submarine, during the design phase or during a servicing operation. MIGAL’s open architecture makes it compatible with any type of Combat Management System.
Likewise, MIGAL can be installed on a surface ship for the implementation of wire-guided* torpedoes.
Capable of managing very high information flows in real time, MIGAL optimizes dialogue and reduces dialogue errors between state-of-the-art combat systems and the most advanced wire-guided* torpedoes.
* Wire-guided: cable that connects the launcher to the torpedo. It enables an operator to guide the torpedo and the torpedo to resend relevant information to the launcher.
MIGAL bay: a box that controls the interface between torpedoes and the combat system of the submarine.
Today MIGAL represents: about forty systems equipping six navies worldwide