The German Navy efficiently completes the operational suitability take a look at with frigate F125 – fielding begins now. In line with Italian and German governments’ necessities, the businesses Diehl Defence and Leonardo developed and certified the precision-guided ammunition household Vulcano 127 and 155 mm. Compatibility with all 127 mm and 155 mm weapon techniques is ensured. Throughout the fielding, the German Navy efficiently accomplished the operational suitability take a look at of the Vulcano 127mm guided ammunition, fired from frigate F125 with Leonardo’s 127/64 Light-weight naval gun. This contains the entire ammunition movement within the weapon, together with programming and firing with proof of vary and precision underneath working circumstances.

The Vulcano ammunition is designed to realize prolonged ranges of 70 km for Vulcano 155 and 80 km for Vulcano 127 along with distinctive accuracy towards stationary and shifting targets. In addition to the fundamental configuration with a Top of Burst (HoB) sensor, different configurations had been certified, with terminal homing sensors SAL (Semi-Energetic Laser) and FarIR (Far Infrared), that are deployed towards stationary and shifting single targets with highest accuracy. This makes the Vulcano household essentially the most correct artillery ammunition for land and naval functions worldwide. Thereby, not solely the Italian Navy shall be geared up with Vulcano 127 guided ammunition as these profitable assessments pave the best way for the German Navy to undertake the system as properly.


German Navy Conducts Operational Suitability Take a look at of Vulcano 127 Precision-guided Ammunition. (Photograph by BAAINBw)

The shell is stuffed with IM explosive and it’s made up of particular patented pre fashioned tungsten rings, enabling
an especially excessive effectiveness towards tender and flippantly protected targets; the detonation set off is generated
by a Radio Frequency programmable fuse able to numerous functionalities, resembling: altimetric, instantaneous
and delayed affect. When the RF fuse is changed with the devoted Semi Energetic Laser (SAL) sensor, the
ammunition also can successfully interact laser designated targets, stationary and shifting, with additional improved precision with respect to pure GPS steerage. Furthermore, the potential for programming the ultimate assault angle of the projectile to as much as 90° towards the goal allows the maximization of each warhead effectiveness and steerage accuracy, in addition to minimizing the chance of detection of projectile in flight by the enemy’s defence techniques.

Leonardo, a worldwide high-technology firm, is among the many prime world gamers in Aerospace, Protection and Safety and Italy’s foremost industrial firm. Organized into 5 enterprise divisions, Leonardo has a big industrial presence in Italy, the UK, Poland and the USA, the place it additionally operates by means of subsidiaries that embody Leonardo DRS, and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia House and Avio.
Diehl Defence is a number one provider of high-tech guided missiles, modern ammunition options and particular reconnaissance and safety techniques. Its fashionable system options for ground-based air defence set new worldwide requirements. Diehl Defence is a part of the globally working Diehl Group, a financially and legally impartial family-owned firm with over 16,000 staff worldwide and a turnover of greater than 3 billion euros.

German Navy Conducts Operational Suitability Test of Vulcano 127 Precision-guided Ammunition
German Navy Conducts Operational Suitability Take a look at of Vulcano 127 Precision-guided Ammunition. (Photograph by BAAINBw)