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OTO Melara
OTO Melara
was a subsidiary of Finmeccanica
Finmeccanica
S.p.A. (today Leonardo),[1] active in the defence sector, with factories in Brescia and La Spezia. The Mod 56 pack howitzer, in service throughout the world, and the 76mm naval gun, adopted by 53 navies and installed on over 1,000 naval vessels, are among OTO Melara's best-known weapons since World War II.[citation needed] From 1st January 2016, the activities of OTO Melara
OTO Melara
merged into Leonardo-Finmeccanica's Defence Systems Division,[2] within the Electronics, Defence and Security Systems Sector.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Pre World War I 1.2 Post World War II

2 Main products 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Pre World War I[edit] It was founded in 1905 as a joint venture of Vickers
Vickers
and Terni Steelworks, Cantiere navale fratelli Orlando
Cantiere navale fratelli Orlando
and Cantieri navali Odero. Investment was also provided by Giuseppe Orlando and Attilio Odero. During World War I, Vickers
Vickers
Terni produced many weapons with calibre 40 mm and upwards. In 1929 the company was renamed Odero Terni Orlando with the abbreviation OTO. During World War II, mostly heavy guns for battleships were produced. Post World War II[edit] In 1953 the company took the name OTO Melara. Before Italy
Italy
joined NATO, OTO Melara
OTO Melara
produced civil products, like tractors and looms, but quickly returned to the production of weapons. On 1 December 2001, the naval artillery division of OTO Melara
OTO Melara
merged with that of Breda Meccanica Bresciana to form Otobreda. The combined entity produces the DARDO
DARDO
CIWS, Otobreda 76 mm and Otobreda 127/54 Compact naval guns. OTO Melara's land defence operations are part of the Finmeccanica
Finmeccanica
conglomerate. Main products[edit] Vehicles manufactured include:

Ariete
Ariete
Main Battle Tank OF-40 Main Battle Tank Centauro
Centauro
Wheeled Tank Destroyer Dardo Infantry Fighting Vehicle VBM Freccia 8x8 Wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle Puma 6x6 and Puma 4x4 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier Palmaria self-propelled artillery Otomatic anti-aircraft tank (SPAAG)

Weapons manufactured includes:

OTO Melara Mod 56
OTO Melara Mod 56
105/L14 Pack Howitzer HITFACT three-man turret armed with a 120mm/45 calibre or 105mm/52 calibre gun HITFIST two-man turret armed with a 25 or 30mm automatic cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun (plus two TOW launchers as option) Hitrole
Hitrole
Remote Weapon Station for 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun or 40 automatic grenade launcher Otobreda 127/54 Compact
Otobreda 127/54 Compact
naval gun Otobreda 127/64
Otobreda 127/64
Lightweight naval gun 76/62mm Allargato Otobreda 76 mm
Otobreda 76 mm
naval gun Otomat
Otomat
Anti-ship missile Skyguard "Aspide" Anti-Air missile system SIDAM 25
SIDAM 25
anti-aircraft gun DARDO
DARDO
CIWS
CIWS
a twin 40mm naval gun mounting

Ammunition manufactured include:

Vulcano 76/127/155mm

In the last decade the company has produced between 900 and 1000 GBU-31 and GBU-32 JDAMs on license. At the moment it is working on the production of 500 GBU-39s for the Aeronautica Militare. The naval defence operations produce a wide range of automatic naval artillery, rocket and missile launchers and remote controlled small calibre defence cannons. See also[edit]

Italy
Italy
portal Companies portal

List of Italian companies

References[edit]

^ " Finmeccanica
Finmeccanica
meeting approves new name, 'Leonardo'". Ansa News.  ^ "Finmeccanica: Mauro Moretti
Mauro Moretti
launches 'One Company'". Finmeccanica. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 

External links[edit]

Leonardo official website "EUR 80M to OTO Melara
OTO Melara
for F125 Frigate Gun Systems". defenseindustrydaily.com. Retrieved 2007-10-21.  http://bp1.blogger.com/_Ov8q5T5kYx8/RzS3XXESUiI/AAAAAAAAABA/CcB0TEuLu7Y/s1600-h/otomelara12.7mm.jpg

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