Finmeccanica is developing two types of precision guided projectiles for naval guns, the DAVIDE, designed as a high velocity anti-aircraft munition for the Oto-Melara 76mm naval gun while Vulcano is designed for precision land attack missions, for the 127mm gun.
76mm High Velocity, Anti-Air Munition DAVIDE
The system utilizes the Driven Ammunition Reduced Time of Flight (DART) concept, with muzzle velocity of 1200 m/sec, the system enables effective interception of aerial and missile targets at ranges beyond 5 km, and up to 35 km, in shore bombardments. Davide is equipped canard control section, enabling the projectile to maneuver at loads of up to 40 gs, It is fitted with a high explosive warhead, encased inside a pre-engraved fragmentation case and is activated by a proximity microwave fuze. The system can be used as add-on to existing 76/62 mm naval guns.
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The new version called “Dart” has a radio guidance so it can direct the ammunition on the missile, DART stands for “Driven Ammunition Reduced Time of flight.” This is a sub-caliber, guided projectile with canard control, intended to improve the performance of these guns in the antimissile role. DART is scheduled for service introduction in 2007. OTO-Melara claims that an average of only three of these projectiles are needed per engagement. The proximity fuzes for this munition are said to be effective within 6 feet (2 m) of the water surface and are designed to trigger when within 30 feet (10 m) of the target. A November 2005 OTO-Melara Press Release stated that firing trials with DART had been performed at PISQ (Poligono Interforze Salto di Quirra), an Italian interservice firing range located in Sardinia. During the firing trials, the DART projectiles correctly entered and followed the guidance beam and manuevered within the accuracy requirements for distances over 5,500 yards (5,000 m). This is seen as a crucial milestone, as these tests showed that DART can be successfully guided over the expected engagement ranges