Atlantis Manufacturing Management Services was previously the appointed THALES Australia distributor and was a supplier to the SA NAVY with submarine signals until THALES ceased production. As the Intellectual Custodian for Naval Signals Atlantis sought an alternative international supplier that was qualified aboard the A209 Class submarine.

Lifetime Engineering, located in Sweden, was identified as a suitable supplier and a Representation Agreement was closed with the Company. The LTE Signal is used by NATO and has official numbering and is released by the German and Swedish Authorities for several submarine classes including the A209-1400.

Triton MkIII - Performance Submarine Launched Markers & Signals

Life Time Engineering AB has developed the modern submarine launched marker Triton MkIII. Triton MkIII is built to be deployed from the ejection tube of a submarine to indicate the vessel’s position. There are three different versions of Triton MkIII designed for op­erational use as well as for emergency situations. All markers have the same external configuration and ignition system. The different signaling effects are obtained by separated pyrotechnic design.

Performance

Performance reliability is built in by means of two parallel fuzing systems, maintenance-free userface and no use of electronics or critical software in the design. The design enables unloading in a safe manner with the aid of a tool, if the marker becomes jammed in the tube barrel. Triton MkIII is designed according to safety and environmental standards: STANAG 4187, MIL-STD-331C and MIL-STD-810F.

Color Red (flare) Green (flare) White (smoke)
Length [mm]* 480 480 480
Caliber [inch]* 4 4 4
Weight [kg] 3.2 3.2 3.2
Illumination time [sec]* 40 40 240
Height above sea level* 300 300
Light Intensity [Cd]* 60000 15000 10000
Visibility at sea level [km] 20 15 15
Dye marker Yes
Message carrier Yes
Launch Depth [m] <800 <800 <800

Enhanced Effect & Function

The Triton MkIII has an improved parachute rocket function. The upgrade will improve the function capability in heavy seas, making the flare to be able to fire through high water waves. The illuminating time is increased to 40 sec ,combined with a higher trajectory height above sea level making it easier to spot.

Safe to Use

Transportation safety devices are positioned at the rear part of the marker and are to be removed during loading. The firing mechanism does not contain any stored energy and is activated when the marker exits the tube muzzle. The safety unit holds an interrupter of the explosive train and provides safety features according to valid standards, e.g. STANAG 4187. The lifecycle profile of the fuzing system has been verified in environmental tests according to MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-331C. The design enables unloading in a safe manner with the aid of a tool if the marker becomes jammed in the tube barrel.

Easy to Handle

Triton MkIII are easy to set and make ready for use. An hydrostatic device gives the operator an easier decision during stressed out situations. Every smoke signal/flare initiates at sea surface regardless of launch depth. Performance reliability is built in by means of two parallel fuzing systems, maintenance-free user interface and no use of electronics or critical software in the design.