Leonardo mounts 76/62 Super Rapido naval gun on Israeli corvette Oz

According to a tweet published by Leonardo on September 16, 2022, an acceptance ceremony for Leonardo's 76/62 Super Rapido Multi-Feeding naval gun was held on board the Israeli Navy’s Sa'ar 6-class corvette Oz in Haifa, Israel.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 76/62 Super Rapido Multi-Feeding naval gun on Israeli Sa'ar 6 class corvette INS Oz. (Picture source: Leonardo)

The OTO 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun Mount is a light weight, rapid-fire naval gun providing unrivalled performance and flexibility in any air defence and antisurface role, particularly in anti-missile role.

The capability for very effective engagement of shore-based targets is also provided for unique multirole performance. The OTO 76/62 SR is suitable for installation on ships of any type and class, including
small naval units.

Interface to a large variety of ship’s Combat Management System and/or FCS/EOS is provided, according to digital as well as analogical standard, including open architecture.

The Firing rate can be selected from single shot to 120 rds/min. In operational conditions 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 OTO 76/62 SR (together with the OTO 76/62 Compact) is the only medium calibre naval gun available in the capable of sustained fire, which is a fundamental requirement in any scenario involving the
simultaneous engagement of multiple manoeuvring targets, as requested by the emerging asymmetric warfare scenarios.

Automatic loading is provided through a revolving magazine and rapid reloading is easily undertaken even during firing action by two ammunition handlers.

Standard supply includes the new Digital Control Console (DCC) capitalizing the digital technology to increase the functions available to the operator and to the maintainers.