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Naval Weapons

IDEX 2017: Leonardo's Vulcano 155 mm guided ammunition to be tested by USN

23 February 2017

Key Points

  • The USN is to explore Vulcano munitions for compatibility with DDG 1000s
  • Leonardo and DRS Technologies will conduct fire trials during 2017

Italy-based Leonardo has been invited by the US Navy (USN) to verify and test its Vulcano guided ammunition for potential application to the DDG 1000 MK 51 155 mm calibre Advanced Gun System (AGS), according to Gianpiero Lorandi, managing director of Leonardo's Defence Systems division.

With the support of the Leonardo subsidiary DRS Technologies, based in the United States, Leonardo is expected to "conduct a two-phased fire trials campaign" after verification and testing, Lorandi told Jane's at IDEX 2017 held in Abu Dhabi.

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