Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Zebra, Jan 6, 2015.
Defence News - Indian Navy selects OTO Melara 127/64 LW gun
Monday, January 05, 2015
By : IHS Janes
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.
Sorry, India uses 76/62 Super Rapido, not 76/62 Strales. So no, no DART ammo.
Can somebody list, which destoyers will have this gun and how does this gun will make the destoyers more lethal.
3 current shivalik class + 7 follow on project 17A frigates + 3 delhi class =13
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.
3 Delhi class destroyers + 3 Kolkata class destroyers + 3 Shivalik class frigates + 4 P-15 destroyers... Hopefully
+7 follow on shivaliks
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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