The Rafael Typhoon Mk-30c Stabilised Naval Gun benefits from the experience gained by Rafael over two decades of R&D greatly enhanced by actual experience of its customers. In this new product, emphasis was put on compact design, ease of maintenance, low Life Cycle Cost (LCC), and on extending the capabilities against the latest emerging aerial and asymmetric swarm attack threats. Equipped with the highly-reliable ATK Mk44 Bushmaster 30 mm gun and its full complementary high explosive and Air Burst Ammunition (ABM), the Typhoon Mk-30c offers superior capability in defending against multiple threats in swarm attack scenarios.
The Typhoon Mk-30c incorporates an on-mount Electro-Optical Director with a state-of-the-art Fire Control System to optimize effective surveillance and engage threats in all weather conditions, day and night. Its high level of stabilization and pointing accuracy, result in a high hit probability, even against small and fast maneuvering targets. The system can be operated 24/7 in surveillance mode, offering multi-mission capability to the ship. The Typhoon Mk-30c fires all NATO standard 30×173 ammunition with adjustable rates of fire, from single shot, up to 200 rounds per minute. Its magazine holds 200 ready rounds on mount. With 70 degree elevation, coupled with ABM, the Typhoon Mk-30c can defeat small and medium UAS including the latest emerging drone threats.
The Typhoon Mk-30c is operated by a proprietary remote operator console, ergonomically designed for easy and safe operation in the harsh maritime environment. When installed in a standalone configuration, the system achieves its high performance relying solely on its own sensors. Alternatively, it can be integrated to the ship’s CMS. In this configuration, it can be operated exclusively from the CMS or with the CMS as a secondary operating console. Exhibiting a superior value-to-price ratio together with significantly lower sustainability cost, the Typhoon Mk-30c is the most economical naval gun system in its class. The Typhoon Mk-30c provides for crew-safe conditions with a remote operation console located in the CIC, on the bridge, or on other protected ship areas.
The Typhoon is a type of remote weapon station manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel, and it shares similar design principles and common technologies with Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (Samson RCWS), a land-based system manufactured by the same developer. Like Samson RCWS, Typhoon is also multi-configurable. The Typhoon, and its lightweight variant, Mini Typhoon, are used by the Israeli Navy, Indian Navy, Philippine Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, the Republic of Singapore Navy, Sri Lankan Navy and Singapore’s Police Coast Guard. The first Typhoon, the Mk-23, was released in 1997. The weapon is mounted on a stabilized deck mounting which allows it to remain on target as the platform beneath it moves. The mounting does not penetrate the platform, making it relatively simple to fit the weapon to ships.