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Leonardo SR system for German corvettes

7th November 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo has received a contract to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) gun mount systems for the German Navy’s new K130 corvettes.

The contract, signed with the German Federal Office in charge of defence acquisitions, also includes training and spare parts supply.

The German Navy has already tested the capabilities of the compact version of the system, integrated on the first batch of corvettes.

The lightweight OTO 76/62 SR system is a medium-calibre weapon capable of sustaining a fire rate of up to 120 strokes per minute. Depending on the configuration, the OTO 76/62 SR can also include the Strales capability to fire DART guided ammunition specifically designed for the engagement of fast manoeuvring targets, the Vulcano GPS-guided long-range ammunition able to engage targets accurately as well as the multi feeding device for  ammunition automatic handling.  

The system is designed for anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence and for point defence. It can be integrated on any type and class of ship, including smaller units.

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