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Rheinmetall Air Defence|15 February 2021

Oerlikon Millennium® Gun: 35mm Multi-Role Weapon System

The Oerlikon Millennium Gun uses a 35mm revolver cannon and is a multi-mission weapon system designed for a wide operational spectrum covering anti-air, surface warfare and fire support, offering multi-role capabilities in one gun mount.

Oerlikon Millennium Gun mounted on Royal Danish Navy HDMS Absalon.

The Oerlikon Millennium Gun uses a 35mm revolver cannon and is a multi-mission weapon system designed for a wide operational spectrum covering anti-air, surface warfare and fire support, offering multi-role capabilities in one gun mount.

The 35mm Millennium Gun, with its unique Ahead airburst ammuntion, is a multi-mission, inner layer defence system (ILDS) capable of defeating anti-ship missiles and aircraft, multiple fast-attack craft, jet-skis and near-shore land targets in littoral and riverine waters.

It is also effective against submarine periscopes, offering an ASW capability. With a high rate of fire combined with accurately fuzed air-bursting ammunition, the Millennium Gun provides the necessary capability for ship self-protection in the modern asymmetric warfare environment. It extends ship self-protection to ranges greater than any close-in weapon system.

  • Remote-controlled 35mm Naval Gun
  • Designated for missions against air, surface and shore targets
  • 35mm Oerlikon Revolver Cannon®
  • Effective range air/surface: up to 3,500/5,000m
  • 1,000 rounds/min fire burst rate, single and rapid single shot
  • 252 Ahead ready-to-fire rounds
  • No deck penetration, standard Ethernet interfaces
  • ISO-mount, barrel camera, high green seas cupola possible options

 

For many years, Rheinmetall Air Defence, the former Oerlikon Contraves, has been among the most trusted names in the international defence technology and security industries.
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