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Leonardo to upgrade Royal Danish Navy’s Super Rapid Gun Mounts

Leonardo has signed a twenty-year framework agreement worth €70 million to provide after-sales support service and the potential future upgrade of Denmark’s 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mounts installed on Royal Danish Navy ships.
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Leonardo to upgrade Royal Danish Navys Super Rapid Gun Mounts 925 001 72/62 Super Rapid gun mounts are in-service with the Danish Navy's Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigates (Picture source: Mtlarsen)

Leonardo has signed a twenty-year framework agreement with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) which provides for logistics support and the possible future upgrade of the seventeen 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mounts which are in-service on the Danish Navy’s Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigates, Thetis Class Inspection Ships and Knud Rasmussen Class Inspection Ships.

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.

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.

Leonardo to upgrade Royal Danish Navys Super Rapid Gun Mounts 925 002 Leonardo/Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun Mount (Picture source: Leonardo)

About the 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mount:

The 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun Mount is a lightweight, rapid-fire naval gun which delivers performance and flexibility in all air defence 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.

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 rapid-fire naval gun supports air defence, anti-surface roles, and anti-missile missions.