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40-mm Forty Light

Country of Origin: Italy


The Forty Light is a lightweight 40-mm naval gun designed for integration on vessels as small as patrol craft. It can serve as the main armament on small or medium vessels and secondary armament on frigates and larger ships. Oto Melara developed the system as an answer to the BAE Systems 40-mm Mk 4 (see separate record). Developments in the surface threat, including pirates, terrorists or swarms of small boats, could require navyies to seek a weapon that provides a significant...

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