The AK-630M-2 Duet is the most modern upgraded version of the famous Soviet naval cannon AK-630

Introduce

Recalling the AK-630, this is a fully automatic Soviet and Russian weapons system based on a six-barrel 30 mm rotating gun. The AK-630 has been in service since 1976, and has since become the standard Close-in weapon systems of Soviet and Russian warships.

The AK-630 is mounted in an enclosed automatic turret and directed by MR-123 radar and television detection and tracking. The system’s primary purpose is defense against anti-ship missiles and other precision guided weapons. However it can also be employed against fixed or rotary wing aircraft, ships and other small craft, coastal targets, and floating mines.

AK-630M2
AK-630M2

AK-630M2

The AK-630M2 was introduced to the public at the IMDS-2007 international maritime show. It is exactly the modernized version of the AK-630M1-2.

Compared to the old variants AK-630M2 there are many differences in appearance. Especially the turret, has an angular structure instead of the round tower of AK-630, AK-630M and AK-630M1-2. This design reduces the radar cross-section significantly compared to traditional AK-630 mounts. This new design is consistent with the stealth design of the new Russian warships.

AK-630M2 Performance

The super-speed naval close-in weapon system AK-630M2 Duet has a weight of 2.5 tons. The power of the AK-630M2 Duet is 2 x 30 mm 6-barrel automatic cannon AO-18, the distance between the two guns is 320 mm.

The cannon has the ability to adjust the rate of fire from 4,000 r/m up to 10,000 r/m. Maximum range of 8,100 m, effective range for ground, water and aerial targets is 4,000 – 5,000 m.

Radar and Electronic system

The AK-630M2 Duet is integrated with the Vimpel-AM2 firing control system combined with the MR-123AM2 and MR-176M2 radar. It is also equipped with the KM-11-1 laser rangefinder along with the LDM-1 Cruiser.

In one test, the AK-630M2 shot down a simulated anti-ship missile target at an altitude of 10 meters with only 200 rounds, a very respectable performance.

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