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New short range defense : the HITROLE 20mm

The high rate of fire and the 20mm caliber of the HITROLE® – 20mm make it particularly well suited for Coast Guard patrolling operations, anti-smuggling operations and for countering asymmetric threats.

The high capacity of the ammunition storage (750 rounds 20mm), provides the necessary operative flexibility and autonomy for close-in protection against sea-based threats and air targets. HITROLE® – 20mm is fitted, as standard configuration, with the renowned three barrels 20 mm x 102 mm Gatling gun, characterized by high reliability and rate of fire. The system, upon request, can be fitted in alternative with single barrel machine guns of 12.7mm caliber, 12.7mm Gatling gun, 40mm AGL, or. as growth potential, six barrels 20 mm x 102 mm Gatling gun and 30 mm LF chain gun.

20mm RWS, which is a modern, fully stabilized, electrically operated and remotely controlled naval weapon system, fitted with a multi barrels cannon, which can represent an effective, short range self defense for small boats as well as the secondary armament for any class of ship. OTO Melara HITROLE® – 20mm remotely controlled naval weapon system

HITROLE® – 20mm can be easily operated by a single operator through a Remote Control Console and joystick or can be controlled by the ship’s Combat Management System. Installation on board is very simple and does not require deck penetration.

The high performances of HITROLE® – 20mm digital servos, the combination of the optical sight, the ballistic computer with very high speed computation, the outstanding elevation angle (-30° to 75°) and the possibility to be equipped with different cannons, grant to the User a multi-role capabilities with the chance to engage efficiently and effectively in short time with significantly high payloads on targets.

The low RCS shield designed for demanding RCS requirements, protects the system and enhance its endurance under harsh environment.

OTO Melara 127/64 LW gun

Key Points

•OTO Melara’s 127/64 LW – Vulcano gun system has been chosen to arm 13 Shivalik-class frigates and Delhi-class destroyers
•OTO Melara was the sole bidder for the requirement after BAE Systems decided not to go for the contest

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently approved the INR15 billion (USD243.5 million) procurement of 13 127 mm guns for Indian Navy (IN) warships, for which Italy’s OTO Melara was the sole bidder.

IN sources told IHS Jane’s that OTO Melara has offered its 127/64 LW – Vulcano gun system for 13 indigenously designed and built Shivalik-class frigates and Delhi-class destroyers.

OTO Melara emerged as the solitary vendor after BAE Systems declined to field its 127 mm/62 calibre Mk 45 Naval Gun System.

The November 2013 tender stipulated that three of the 13 naval guns would be imported and the remaining 10 licence-built by state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at Haridwar, 200 km north of New Delhi.

The MoD also wanted the vendors to undertake production, quality control and timeline guarantees for the BHEL-produced naval guns but without providing the vendor with executive or supervisory authority over the public sector company.

BAE Systems opposed this arrangement, and in an official statement declared its unwillingness to accept the “disproportionate level of risk” in the tender.

Industry sources said OTO Melara has no such reservations as BHEL has been licence-producing its 76/62 Super Rapid Light gun since the mid-1990s. The contract will require special clearance by the MoD’s Defence Acquisition Council, however, as India’s defence procurement procedure (DPP) discourages solitary bids.


OTO Melara 127mm naval guns

Oto Melara has been short-listed to supply 127mm naval guns to the Indian Navy as India’s new defense minister pushed the deal forward despite a fraud probe against the firm’s parent company, Finmeccanica, an Indian Defence Ministry source said.

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s stand against the blanket blacklisting of overseas defense companies was instrumental in the Defence Ministry’s selection despite the probe against Finmeccanica and subsidiary AgustaWestland, an MoD source said.

The writing of the contract will take a few months after procedural clearances.

Oto Melara emerged as the sole bidder in the naval gun tender of 2013 because the UK’s BAE Systems did not respond.

Parrikar sought to complete the tender to meet the Navy’s needs, and decided not to debar the Finmeccanica group company, accepting the single-vendor bid of Oto Melara, said the MoD source.

Last July, the previous defense minister Arun Jaitley, now the finance minister, imposed a partial ban on Finmeccanica and its umbrella companies in the wake of a probe by India’s anti-fraud investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, into the 2010 VVIP helicopter deal with AgustaWestland.

According to the tender, two guns will be directly supplied by the original equipment manufacturer and the remaining 11 will be license-produced by state-owned Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL).

“The clear cut stand against blacklisting of overseas defense companies on alleged corruption charges will enthuse overseas companies to participate keenly in Indian defense programs,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta. “There should be a clear cut policy on dealing with overseas companies found guilty of using kickbacks to swing deals and blanket blacklisting these companies is not the answer,” Mehta said.

A Navy official said the 127mm gun made by Oto Melara is much needed and has a firing range of up to 100 kilometers. The Italian company also will transfer technology for the license production of the guns to BHEL, with which it is already manufacturing 76/62mm naval guns.

Indonesian Navy mulls Chinese 30 mm CIWS fit for corvettes, LPDs

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) is exploring the possibility of equipping its Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvettes and Makassar-class landing platform dock (LPD) ships with the Chinese-developed Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS), a source close to the TNI-AL informed IHS Jane’s on 18 February.

This follows the installation of a Type 730 CIWS turret on a Kapitan Pattimura-class ship, KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin . IHS Jane’s understands that state-owned shipyard PT PAL has recently completed installation of the turret and will soon begin integrating a radar sensor into the system before commencing live-firing trials.

” Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin is the first vessel to be used as [a] trial for the Chinese system,” said the source, adding that the 14 other ships-in-class will also be likely to receive the weapons if it is deemed suitable.

OTO Melara (Finmeccanica, Stand 06-A03)

Italian armaments house OTO Melara (Finmeccanica, Stand 06-A03) has lifted the veil on a new-generation lightweight single 40mm naval gun system designed to provide small craft with a bigger punch. Making its official debut at IDEX 2015 yesterday, the all-digital Forty Light non-deck-penetrating mounting has been designed to take advantage of a new generation of 40mm ‘smart’ ammunition based on OTO Melara’s 4AP programmable fuze.

The company told the IDEX Show Daily that the decision to bring the Forty Light to market reflected projected requirements for a shipborne gun able to provide greater range and lethality than existing 30mm weapons, but of a weight and size enabling installation on vessels down to patrol craft size. Building on OTO Melara’s long heritage in 40mm weapons, the Forty Light is engineered around a high rate of fire (300 rounds/min) 40/L70 cannon fed from a 72-round ready-to-fire magazine. Weighing approximately 1,900kg without ammunition, the gun assembly and ammunition box are enclosed within a compact and stealthy carbonfibre gun shield. Platform space, weight and power requirements are claimed to be essentially the same as those required for a 30mm mounting.

A dual-feed mechanism allows the gun operator to switch between programmable and conventional ammunition.

According to OTO Melara, the “full integration between high rate of fire and modern programmable ammunition enables the system to engage efficiently and effectively a large number of targets”.

OTO Melara is proposing three Forty Light variants matched to alternative fire control philosophies: Type A is a full remote-control version slaved to a combat management system; Type B integrates a co-axial high-resolution daylight TV camera to provide a reversionary autonomous mode; while Type C is a fully autonomous configuration incorporating its own micro-fire control system based on an on-mount electro-optical director equipped with a daylight TV, a cooled thermal camera and an eye-safe laser rangefinder.


New 20mm Gatling variant of OTO Melara’s Hitrole

UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT) and Finmeccanica’s OTO Melara armaments business have joined forces to develop, market and manufacture a new 20mm Gatling variant of OTO Melara’s Hitrole stabilised remote weapon station. Known as Hitrole 20, the new system is being displayed by SAKT (Stand OA-007) at NAVDEX.

Hitrole 20 has been brought to market as a private venture to address requirements for a compact, lightweight, low-radar cross-section weapon station offering significantly increased range and lethality over the 12.7mm machine gun fitted to the current Hitrole N mounting.

OTO Melara and SAKT see potential for Hitrole 20 in constabulary and force protection applications. Featuring a General Dynamics M197 20mm three-barrelled Gatling gun, and 750 rounds of 20x102mm ammunition on-mount, the electrically operated Hitrole 20 is claimed to have an effective range of 2km.

The fully stabilised, non-deck-penetrating mounting, weighing 600kg, also incorporates a ballistic computer and an electro-optical sensor suite comprising a daylight TV camera, a mid-waveband thermal imager and an eye-safe laser rangefinder.

The co-development of Hitrole 20 further cements the relationship between OTO Melara and SAKT. In February 2013, the two companies announced they had signed a cooperation agreement under which SAKT has established an engineering workshop at its Al Taweelah facility to support OTO Melara gun systems in service with the UAE Navy, with the potential to service the needs of other Gulf states.

Lightweight Multi-role Missiles (LMM) and the Missile Launcher System

Thales and ASELSAN of Turkey have signed a new cooperation agreement during IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi to continue joint development of a Missile Launcher System that incorporates Thales’s Lightweight Multi-role Missiles (LMM) and the Missile Launcher System of ASELSAN.

The cooperation between the two companies was initiated in 2010 and first stage firings of an integrated Missile Launcher System and LMM were demonstrated in 2014. The agreement covers further firing demonstrations, initially in the naval domain and allows for further cooperation in other areas where both Thales and ASELSAN are well experienced.

Thales’s LMM is a lightweight precision strike-missile that has been designed to be fired from a variety of tactical platforms including helicopters, fixed or rotary winged UAVs, wheeled or tracked vehicles or naval platforms. The target set includes surface threats such as static installations, armoured personnel carriers, asymmetric threats, fast in-shore attack crafts and UAVs.

ASELSAN’s Missile Launcher System is a customized compact and lightweight solution for naval platforms such as fast patrol boats and larger ships, providing defence for critical infrastructure such as oil rigs, seaports and naval bases against a variety of surface and air threats. The LMM Launcher System can be used either autonomously or fully integrated within a combat management system.

Aselsan System To Arm Croatian Patrol Boats

Defense electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense company, has signed a contract with Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit to supply a remote-controlled, stabilized naval gun system for the Croatian Coast Guard.

The deal marks the first sale of the 30mm SMASH naval gun system to a member of the European Union and NATO, Aselsan said April 8. The system to be sold is the 30mm SMASH naval gun system. The company did not announce the value of the sale.

In December, Brodosplit won a contract from the Croatian government for the sale of five coastal patrol boats. Aselsan said. The 41.85-meter boats will be fitted with a 30mm automatic gun, two manually operated 12.7mm machine guns and four manually operated portable anti-aircraft rocket systems.

The SMASH is a remotely operated stabilized weapon station fitted with 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster-II cannon. SMASH configurations incorporate advanced features as remote operation, built-in electro-optic sensor system for autonomous operation, day and night operation, stabilized turret, automatic target tracking (detect, track and fire on the move) and ballistic computation.

The system can be operated remotely by using the remote gun control unit and provides gunner protection against counter fire. The SMASH system is capable of firing 200 rounds per minute with its dual-feed automatic cannon.

Rheinmetall Conducts Sea Trials of a Naval Laser Gun


Rheinmetall and the German Bundeswehr have successfully tested a high-energy laser effector installed on a German warship operating on the high seas.

For the test Rheinmetall mounted a 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector on a MLG 27 light naval gun mounted on the ship. The tests included tracking of potential targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and very small surface craft.

While these engagements were passive and laser was not fired at sea, the HEL effector was tested separately, against stationary targets on land. Demonstrating the feasibility of integration of Rheinmetall’s HEL effector on MLG27 in maritime operations, the test program provided significant insights for future development of marine HEL systems.

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