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Naval Weapons

Pacific 2017: Peru selects Typhoon Mk-30c for Rio Pativilca class

02 October 2017

Key Points

  • 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 Typhoon Mk-30c seen here on a Peruvian Coast Guard's Rio Pativilca-class vessel (Rafael)The Typhoon Mk-30c seen here on a Peruvian Coast Guard's Rio Pativilca-class vessel (Rafael)

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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