The Mark 32 Triple Torpedo Tube launcher was an easy way to quickly boost anti-submarine firepower. The system consists of three fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin torpedo tubes bundled together on a swivel mount, each of which contains a Mk. 46 Mod 5A(S) lightweight antisubmarine torpedo. The tubes are stored running parallel to the ship and rotated to face outwards during live-fire exercises or combat. Upon command, either triggered remotely or from the Mark 32 launcher itself, a burst of compressed air shoots the torpedo out of the tube and into the water.