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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
NARWHAL®
20mm REMOTELY OPERATED NAVAL WEAPON
MISSION
Building upon the experience gained in the
area of naval, very light weight gun mounts
(15A/15B) and in the technologies used for
helicopter gun turrets (THL 20/THL 30),
Nexter Systems has developed a Remotely
operated naval weapon system called
NARWHAL®. This “stand alone” remotely
operated NARWHAL® system is easy to install
on any types of ships (from fast craft and
patrol boat to OPV, frigate and logistics ship)
to ensure proper defense against threats in
case of piracy, illicit traffics or terrorist acts at sea, anywhere in the world.
Thanks to its remote operation capability, its stabilisation, its superior electro-optical sighting
system and its moving target auto-tracking capability, the NARWHAL® system allows a permanent
day/night surveillance and a reduced crew to use - under protection - the firing power of the
20mm gun, which gives it a determining instantaneous stopping power in case of terrorist
attacks, combined with a firing range allowing the crew to operate while remaining out of reach
of the machine guns used by the pirates.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
20A
20B
Cannon
20 M 621
20 M 693
Feed system
Single
Single
Ammunition standard
20mm x 102 (OTAN)
20mm x 139
Average firing rate (rounds/minute)
750
700
Ammunition stowage
200
200
Weight with ammunitions (kg)
390
470
STATUS
Will ensure the self-protection of the 11 FREMM Frigates for the French Navy.
In production.
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