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MLG 27 light naval gun

Country of Origin: Germany


The MLG 27-mm light naval gun was developed as a replacement for all 20-mm and 40-mm guns on German navy ships. It is based on the BK 27 aircraft gun found on Tornado and Gripen fighters.

It is designed to engage air targets; small, mobile and larger naval threats; and fixed and mobile land targets. It makes use of a revolver mechanism that differs from the typical reciprocating mechanisms of systems like the Phalanx.

The mount can be fitted to new ships as well as older vessels;...

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