dual-purpose gun


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dual-purpose gun

[¦dü·əl ¦pər·pəs ′gən]
(ordnance)
Gun so designed and constructed that effective fire may be delivered against either aerial or surface targets.
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Their main armament is 16 Raduga P-15 Termit or Tactical Missiles Corporation Kh-35U AShMs, backed up by a Gorky 76mm dual-purpose gun and two AK-630 close-in-weapon systems.
Armament of the Valour-class includes 16 Denel Kentron (Pretoria, SA) Umkhonto ("Spear") VLS IR-guided surface-to-air missiles with an engagement range of 12 km, eight MBDA (Paris, Fance) Exocet MM40 Block 2 anti-ship missiles, one Oto Melara 76/62mm Compatto (La Spezia, Italy) dual-purpose gun mount (taken from retired fast-attack craft) with an electric turret/gun drive developed by Reutech Systems (Midrand, SA), a Denel LIW (Pretoria, South Africa) twin 35mm dual-purpose gun system for short-range defense against aircraft and missiles, and two 20mm cannon for close-in protection.
Other weapon systems may include up to eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles, six Whitehead lightweight anti-submarine torpedoes, and an Oto Melera 76mm Super Rapid dual-purpose gun.
The gunnery officer then switched to the three-inch dual-purpose guns and gave it a range of 15,000 yards.

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