The 127/64 LW - VULCANO System consists of four key sub-systems:
- the large caliber 127/64 LW Gun assembly,
- the Automated Ammunition Handling System,
- the Naval Fire Control Support and
- the VULCANO family of ammunition.
The 127/64 LW - VULCANO is a state of art medium caliber gun suitable for installation on large and medium size ships and intended for surface fire and naval gunfire support as main role and anti-aircraft fire as secondary role. The compactness of the gun feeding system makes possible the installation on narrow section crafts.
The 127/64 LW - VULCANO is equipped with a modular feeding magazine, composed by 4 drums with 14 ready to fire ammunition each, reloadable during firing, and highly flexible in terms of selection of ammunition, independently from their position in the drums. Ammunition flow is reversible as rounds can be downloaded automatically.
The 127/64 LW - VULCANO can fire all standard 127mm / 5 inches ammunition as well as the new VULCANO family of ammunition.
The 127/64 LW - VULCANO has digital / analogical interface and ballistic calculation capabilities that allow a smooth integration with any Combat Management System.
The Automatic Ammunition Handling System is a modular solution adaptable to any ship ammunition magazine layout; it is able to load the feeding magazine of the gun without man assistance during operation to allow a sustained firing action of the gun. The system is able to handle both standard 127mm /5-inches ammunition and new VULCANO family of ammunition.
The Naval Fire Control Support is a mission planning system that may support the Combat Management System for definition of possible firing solutions, ammunition selection, trajectory definition, best ship course identification.
The 127mm VULCANO ammunition family, is composed by Ballistic Extended Range (BER) and Guided Long Range (GLR) ammunition with different multifunctional fuses, sensor and final guidance that extend the range of the gun up to 100km.
The 127/64 LW VULCANO System is ITAR free and it has been currently selected by three customers.