Appearing from IDEX-2015, the Russian 57mm AU-220M cannon has attracted a lot of attention with its extremely special features
Only appearing on the internet recently, the special Indonesian cannon has attracted the attention of many military experts around the world, with its outstanding level of modernity. It is the AU-220M cannon that will be equipped on the Project KCR-60M warship.
It is worth mentioning that this is a cannon developed for ground vehicles, just released by Russia not long ago, and is currently considered the most modern 57mm gunboat in the world. Equipping this cannon to the KCR-60M warship requires a very complex research process, and Indonesia has succeeded in making a cannon intended for ground vehicles the main weapon on surface warships.
The AU-220M is said to have a fully electronic control mechanism. On the infantry fighting vehicle version, the AU-220M cannon is equipped with 200 rounds of 57mm caliber, and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun with 2,000 rounds of ammunition. The AU-220M is capable of firing with a range of up to 12 km – nearly 3 times longer than the main gun on main battle tanks.
On the naval version, the AU-220M is still equipped with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. This artillery system is also advertised by Russia as compact and easy to upgrade for older generations of warships. The AU-220M gunboat will be suitable for attacking small surface targets such as patrol boats, or even low-altitude targets such as helicopters or UAVs. Up to now, the Indonesian Navy is the first force in Southeast Asia to be equipped with this modern gunboat on a warship.