Leonardo Signs Agreement to Support 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mounts on Royal Danish Navy Ships

Leonardo has signed a twenty-year framework agreement to provide logistics support for seventeen 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mounts installed on Royal Danish Navy ships.

The agreement was signed with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) and concerns the 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mounts on Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates, Thetis-class ocean patrol vessels and Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessels.

The agreement is worth up to a total value of 70 million Euros and can be extended in line with the needs of DALO and future budgets. In addition to the logistical support, the agreement also calls for the possible future upgrade support.

The 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun Mount is a lightweight, rapid-fire naval gun that delivers performance and flexibility in all air defense and anti-surface roles, particularly in an anti-missile role. The 76/62 SR is suitable for installation on ships of any type and class, including small naval units.

Leonardo/Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun Mount
Leonardo/Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun Mount. Leonardo Photo.

The gun’s firing rate can be selected from a single shot to firing 120 rds/min. In operational condition, the tactical time is less than 3 seconds and the standard deviation at firing is less than 0.3 mrad, thus providing excellent accuracy.

The scope of the agreement between Leonardo and DALO ranges from basic support supplies, such as spare parts, tools and technical logistics services, up to gun upgrades and the provision of brand new 76/62 SR guns in their most up-to-date configurations. The first purchase orders are expected to be for materials necessary to maintain operational guns and for a plan to replace all original consoles with a new digital version.

“The deal highlights Leonardo’s ability to ensure customers to perform their mission, by offering logistics solutions which maximise the value and utility of its products over time. It consolidates the Company’s partnership with DALO, one of the most important customers in the naval defence systems sector, a relationship which formed in the 1980s and is projected to last long into the future”, said a company statement.

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