Indian Navy selects OTO Melara 127/64 LW gun

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  1. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Defence News - Indian Navy selects OTO Melara 127/64 LW gun

    Monday, January 05, 2015
    By : IHS Janes

     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    This it tremendous news!

    More than the guns themselves, the more important news is that now we have both the DART(hopefully, for the 76/62) and Vulcano ammo.

     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Sorry, India uses 76/62 Super Rapido, not 76/62 Strales. So no, no DART ammo.

     
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    Hari Sud Senior Member Senior Member

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    Can somebody list, which destoyers will have this gun and how does this gun will make the destoyers more lethal.
     
  6. ash2win

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    3 current shivalik class + 7 follow on project 17A frigates + 3 delhi class =13
    My guess
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Also the P-15B.

    The 127/64 LW can fire upto 40KM using standard ammo and upto 100KM using Vulcano ammo. Can do surface bombardment during littoral ops. Can also target slow moving AEW aircrafts/ASW Helo.

     
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    good weapon.
     
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    3 Delhi class destroyers + 3 Kolkata class destroyers + 3 Shivalik class frigates + 4 P-15 destroyers... Hopefully
     
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    +7 follow on shivaliks
     
  11. Kranthi

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    I guess a separate tender will be floated for these in the future. Or may be there is an option clause for 7 more in the current 13 gun contact.
     

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