BAE Systems To Build 57mm Turrets for the Fourth LCS

BAE Systems has received its second contract from General Dynamics for $7.2 million to supply a 57-mm Mk 110 Naval Gun system to be installed on the U.S. Navy's fourth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 4) as its main armament. The contract includes options such as spare parts and training. The gun is scheduled to be delivered in 2008. The 57-mm Mk...

Palestinian attacks foiled by coordinated IDF response

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza escalated today to new levels, with each sides launching over hundred attacks at the other. For the first time, a Hamas naval commando team manage to reach land north of Gaza but eliminated soon after without reaching its target.

Remotely Controlled Turrets Protecting Naval vessels

The growing threat of hit-and-run and suicide attacks on naval vessels operating in littoral water is motivating the world navies to equip their vessels with advanced, high performance close-in defenses capable of repelling such attacks. Remotely controlled gun turrets are among the systems considered for this role. The US Navy is fielding the Mk 38 Mod 2, based on...

Typhoon Expanding into Multi-Role Weapon Stations

RAFAEL is unveiling new missile-carrying variants of the Typhoon marine stabilized weapon system at IMDEX 2013. Two systems - MLS-ER and MLS-NLOS represent two modular evolutions of the combat proven Typhoon, enhancing the operational capabilities of small and medium naval crafts, responding to evolving requirements of navies facing new asymmetric threats. The MLS utilizes the standard Typhoon pedestal, electronics and...

Typhoon Stabilized Marine Gun System

Typhoon stabilized marine gun system developed by RAFAEL is compatible with many automatic cannons. The system total weight is 690 – 750 kg (including the gun), and it can be fitted with various naval guns, including 20, 23, 25, 27 or 30 mm guns produced by Boeing, Oerlikon, Mauser or Giat. Typhoon can be installed on small deck space...

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.

Italian Navy Test Fires Vulcano Ballistic Extended Range Projectiles

On 6 March 2014, the Italian Navy carried out a number of firing trials on board the frigate Bersagliere to test the 127/54 C gun equipped with Vulcano-Kit (V-kit). The firing trials, conducted with 127 Vulcano Ballistic Extended Range (BER) ammunition, proved to be successful, with projectiles achieving a range of over 38 km. The field of fire was...

LCS 4 fires the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile

LCS 4 Littoral Combat Ship demonstrates flexible weapon mounting applications, firing the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile from the aft deck

Israeli Missiles, RWS to Equip Philippine Navy Combat Boats

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply three Mini Typhoon remotely controlled weapon mounts to arm three multi-purpose attack crafts (MPAC MKIII) of the Philippine Navy. The contract amount is $12 million

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