Vessel to be commissioned in 2022; three others may follow
Leonardo launches versatile family of remote naval turrets
Leonardo has launched its Lionfish family of small-calibre remotely controlled turrets for naval platforms.
Lionfish comprises four compact lightweight variants: Ultralight, Inner Reloading and Top for 12.7mm calibre guns, and a separate model for 20mm weapons. These are all based on a common architecture and function with Leonardo EO systems for target identification.
‘The different models proposed make it a highly versatile solution suitable for installation on board any type of ship, as a primary and secondary defence system,’ Leonardo claimed in a 23 October announcement during the virtual Euronaval exhibition.
The company added: ‘The compact and lightweight structure makes the system highly versatile and suitable for the most complex operational scenarios’.
Mission applications include EEZ control, anti-smuggling operations and defeat of asymmetrical surface threats, helicopters and UAVs.
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