Naval Warfare

French Navy takes aim at RapidFire

27th October 2020 - 17:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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​Close-in weapon system to arm French naval vessels with additional potential to install it on land platforms

French procurement agency DGA has chosen the RapidFire close-in weapon system, developed by a consortium between Nexter and Thales, to arm future French Navy vessels.

RapidFire incorporates the new medium-calibre 40mm gun developed by CTAI, the international subsidiary of Nexter Systems and BAE Systems. The system is compatible with the ...

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