A lightweight, rapid fire 3" Gun. Currently used on
our 6 'Oliver Hazard Perry' Class FFGs. It has good performance and
requires little manpower. Designed by OTO Melara in Italy. First used
in the USN in 1978.
It is single barrelled and
lightweight. Water cooled, capable of rapid fire. Dual purpose. (Surface/air).
It has a range of 10 nautical miles and is fully automatic and remote
controlled. It is capable of firing 80 rounds per minute.