South African Navy Orders Gun Mounts

4 August 2011 (Last Updated August 4th, 2011 18:30)

The South African Navy has placed orders with Oto Melara for the procurement of additional 76/62mm Super Rapid medium-calibre automatic gun mounting spares. The 76/62mm Oto Melera cannon is used by the navy on its Valour Class frigate and Warrior Class offshore patrol vessels. Th

The South African Navy has placed orders with Oto Melara for the procurement of additional 76/62mm Super Rapid medium-calibre automatic gun mounting spares.

The 76/62mm Oto Melera cannon is used by the navy on its Valour Class frigate and Warrior Class offshore patrol vessels.

The dual-purpose gun system is capable of launching a 6kg projectile up to 8,000m at a rate of 120 rounds a minute and can engage surface and air targets.

The navy has also placed requested for 'expertise' related to the gun and a training course, Defenceweb reported the Armscor Bulletin System as saying.