secondary armament

secondary armament

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ′är·mə·mənt]
(ordnance)
In ships with multiple-size guns installed, that battery consisting of guns next largest to those of the main battery.
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The Marlin 40s high performance, flexibility and low weight make it the ideal solution for a ships main armament and/or secondary armament, providing valuable protection from maneuverable threats both in the air and on the surface (AAW, ASuW).
The 295ft vessel's 30mm smallcalibre cannon can fire short-range missiles, rockets, rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns or explosives, while 25mm guns mounted port and starboard provide secondary armament.
Their weapons fit will include a Leonardo/Finmeccanica C310 torpedo countermeasure system, a Leonardo/OTO Melara 76/62 main gun and Marlin-WS 30mm secondary armament.
In addition, the M1117 has a secondary armament system that consists of the M240H medium machine gun and its defensive aspects are on par with its offensive capabilities.
62-millimeter machine gun in a coaxial mount as a secondary armament, the M 132A 1 could effectively suppress and then engage an enemy in fortifications in urban areas or jungles stripped by Rome plows.
Her 2000-man crew could bring to bear eight 15-inch guns mounted in pairs in four turrets and a secondary armament of twelve 6-inch guns; more than a match for anything else afloat.
Emerging threats can be swiftly engaged with Lynxs main or secondary armament.
Today's fast attack boats carry an assortment of weapons which can typically include a 76-mm (three-inch) main gun, perhaps a secondary armament of between 7.
For use against infantry, the tank had a secondary armament of a .
Secondary armament was 40mm Bofors and 20mm Oerlikons with Bren guns (for Korean Waters only) mounted on the bridge.
7 to 40-mm secondary armament, modest surface-to-surface and surface-to-air weapons, torpedoes and a good spread of radar, electro-optical sensors and communication equipment.