Typhoon stabilized marine
gun system developed by RAFAEL is compatible with many automatic cannons.
The system total weight is 690 – 750 kg (including the gun), and it can be
fitted with various naval guns, including 20, 23, 25, 27 or 30 mm guns
produced by Boeing, Oerlikon, Mauser or Giat. Typhoon can be installed on
small deck space and does not require deck penetration. The gun is equipped
with 160 – 210 rounds stored on the mount, (actual number depends on
caliber). Additional ammunition is stored below deck. The system is also
fitted with an on-mount day/night camera (CCD/ICCD and FLIR) which is
integrated in the remote control loop. The system is capable of traverse of
+/- 120 degrees and elevation between –12.5 to +40.5 degrees. Stabilization
accuracy of 0.2 mrad. Typhoon can be remotely controlled from the deck,
either independently, from the control console, or automatically,
the Electro-Optical Director (EOD) system or radar. The system is equipped
with an internal fire control system that calculates line of fire output
based on line of sight information provided by internal or external sensors.
Line-of-fire stabilization enables the crew to effectively engage targets in
great precision from safe stand-off distance, and at rough sea conditions.
This capability contributes an essential deterrence in coast guard and law
enforcement missions, and dramatically improves crew safety in counter
terrorist activities, where the patrol boats frequently become targets for
suicide bombers. Typhoon guns can also be operated manually, if any of the
automatic systems fail.
Typhoon G (20 mm gun
mount) was selected as the standard gun mount for the Israeli Navy patrol
boats, including Shaldag Mk II,
Super Dvora Mk II and Mk III.
Photos on this page: Typhoon
stabilized gun mount, demonstrating the 23mm system (above) and (top) the view of
the controller's console (left seat) as seen at the bridge of a Israel
Shipyards Shaldag Mk II fast patrol boat.