Medium calibre weapons
Rheinmetall's family of medium calibre cannons
Rheinmetall Defence’s portfolio of medium-calibre automatic cannons is based on the products of two highly regarded companies: Oerlikon and Mauser. Rheinmetall continues to build on their legacy, developing and manufacturing automatic cannons featuring exceptional firepower, precision and reliability. Rheinmetall is proud to present its current family of medium-calibre cannons in the 20 mm to 35 mm calibre range.
Designed to retain their firepower, precision and reliability even under extreme environmental conditions, they have excellent mass-to-performance ratios, compact designs, long service lives and reduced recoil forces – to name just a few of the factors that make our cannons the ideal solution for ground, naval and air applications. They are designed with the user in mind. For example, service members can fieldstrip them without special tools, while the Group’s replacement part packages reflect our extensive in-service experience.
The MK20 Rh202 is a precision weapon with a high rate of fire of 1,000rds/min. Its long combat range and high accuracy allow engagement of targets, which cannot be reached with rifles, machine guns and early models of 20mm guns. The MK20 is a fully automatic, gas-operated cannon with floating mounted base, thus reducing the recoil forces and achieving maximum accuracy, reliability and service-life.
The MK20 is an open bolt weapon, i.e. in loaded condition, the bolt is in its rear position and the return springs are under tension. The cartridge is in its feeding position, the chamber is cartridge free (cook-off safety).
- Rheinmetall Fieldranger 25
- Oerlikon Searanger 25
- Dardo IFV
- Freccia IFV
- Leonardo Hitfist turret
- Leonardo Spallacia Naval Mount
- ASELSAN STOP 25mm
- ASELSAN NEFER / NEFER-L 25mm
- Eurofighter Typhoon
- Saab Gripen and Gripen NG
- Tornado and C-295 based gunships
Typical naval installation:
- Rheinmetall MLG27 Light Naval Gun System
- Puma IFV
- Rheinmetall Lance turret
The MK35-1 is an electrically powered automatic cannon. Due to the electric drive, the weapon’s reliable function is completely independent of the gas pressure. The MK35-1 can be used universally as a cross-sectional weapon. Thanks to its compact design, the weapon is suitable for use in modern remotely controlled weapon or manned systems and can be used under all climatic conditions.
Up to a range of 3,000 metres, the MK35-1 delivers maximum combat effectiveness. The highest degree of fighting power is achieved in combination with the 35mm KETF ammunition.
- Rheinmetall Lance turret
- Naval applications
- GDF Twin Gun Family
- GDM-A naval mount
- MANTIS C-RAM system
- Oerlikon Revolver Gun MK2 and MK3
- Oerlikon Skyranger mobile air defence system
- Oerlikon Millennium naval gun