Germany Completes Acceptance Trials for 127mm Vulcano Ammunition

The German Navy has completed acceptance trials of its 127-millimeter Vulcano ammunition from Italian firm Leonardo.

The trials were carried out off the north coast of Norway, with frigate Rheinland-Pfalz carrying the new ammunition.

According to the German defense procurement agency, the Vulcano projectiles struck very close to a target marker during the live-fire test.

The agency and the navy were able to confirm the required precision of the ammunition due to the test.

With the success of the acceptance trials, the ammo can now be installed on German Navy ships.

Deliveries of additional Vulcano ammunition are expected by the end of 2026.

The Vulcano Ammunition

Leonardo’s Vulcano is a family of extended-range ammunition available in guided and unguided variants.

It is designed for long-range, high-accuracy fire support against stationary and moving targets.

The ammunition has a maximum range of 80 kilometers (50 miles) and is capable of precise bombardment firing.

It also ensures reduced collateral damage.

The 127-mm Vulcano will be equipped on the German Navy’s F125 and F126 frigates beginning in 2028.

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