German Navy Fires 127mm Vulcano Ammunition
Together with the German Navy, the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Armed Forces, BAAINBw for short Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the German Armed Forces, and two of its military technical departments have successfully demonstrated that the new 127 mm Vulcano ammunition can be introduced into the German armed forces.
Acceptance shooting was carried out on the north coast of Norway with the frigate “Rheinland-Pfalz” to demonstrate the precision of the new ammunition.
While the crew of the frigate maneuvered their ship into the assigned firing position, the previously installed measuring and recording technology could be started in the target area. Several boats, together with aerial reconnaissance, secured the adjacent access roads and thus prevented foreign ships from entering the danger area.
The Defense Technical Service for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research, and the Defense Technical Service for Weapons and Ammunition, accompanied the entire project with their experts and the necessary complex technology.
The result was known shortly after the projectiles were fired. Multiple Vulcano projectiles struck just a few yards apart in the immediate vicinity of the target marker. Both the responsible project manager in BAAINBw Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the German Armed Forces and the Navy were then able to confirm the required precision of the new ammunition.