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Leonardo to supply guns for Canadian Surface Combatant vessels

23rd April 2021 - 10:57 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The OTO 127/64 Lightweight, known as the 127/64 LW, is a rapid fire naval weapon system with a 127 mm, 5-inch, 64-calibre gun. (Photo: Leonardo)

Leonardo will provide Lockheed Martin Canada with four OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano naval guns for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new multirole frigates.

Leonardo has signed a contract to provide the Royal Canadian Navy with four OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano naval guns, including the Automatic Ammunition Handling System.

The Italian company will supply the systems to Lockheed Martin Canada for the new  Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) class, 15 of which are planned to be built by Irving Shipbuilding.

Three of the systems will be installed onto the new frigates while the fourth will be used for training.

The OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano is equipped with a highly flexible architecture that allows installation on many types of platforms, according to Leonardo.

Its complete digitalisation supports combat management systems through the calculation of possible shooting solutions during mission planning.

Shephard Defence Insight describes the OTO 127/64 LW as a rapid-fire naval weapons system with a 127mm, 5-inch, 64-calibre gun. The system can perform surface fire and naval gunfire support in its main function, as well as anti-aircraft fire in a secondary role.

The gun fires Vulcano 127mm ammunition in Guided Long Range and Ballistic Extended Range versions. 

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