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Searanger naval cannon qualification near

21st October 2015 - 13:39 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Zurich


A new remote-controlled 20mm naval cannon manufactured by the air defence arm of Rheinmetall Defence will be qualified and ready for sale by the end of the year, company officials have said.

The Searanger 20 is currently going through manufacturer trials to test components such as the electronic trigger mechanism and the weapon’s control unit.

Customer firing demonstrations took place at Rheinmetall’s testing facility in Studen, Switzerland on 20 October with several nations attending.

The fully-stabilised system shares components with the manually-operated GAM-B01 20mm weapon, which is still in service with navies worldwide, including the Royal Navy.

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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