- Peru has selected the Typhoon Mk-30c as a primary weapon for its Rio Pativilca class
- Weapon will provide the platform with defence against swarm boat tactics and emerging aerial threats
The Peruvian Coast Guard has selected the latest variant of the Typhoon stabilised naval gun from Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems as a primary weapon for its Rio Pativilca class, an official from the company confirmed with Jane’s at the Pacific 2017 exhibition in Sydney.
The system, known as the Typhoon Mk-30c, was also officially launched at the exhibition, which runs from 3–5 October at the Sydney Convention Centre. The weapon has been positioned as a system that is more compact, and features lower life cycle costs in comparison with similar systems in its class, said the company.
The Typhoon Mk-30c is equipped with a 30 mm ATK Mk44 Bushmaster cannon, and incorporated with an on-mount electro-optical director and fire-control system. The system can fire NATO standard 30 mm rounds in single shot mode, or at a firing rate of up to 200 rounds a minute.
Besides being incorporated into the host platform’s combat management system (CMS), the Typhoon Mk-30c can also be operated as a standalone weapon autonomously, or via a proprietary operator console that can be located in the vessel’s combat information centre (CIC), bridge, or any other secure location as determined by the customer.
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