Naval Muzzle velocity measurement

US Navy orders muzzle velocity radars from Weibel

June 15, 2020

Through the last 30 years, we have delivered more than 4,000 state-of-the-art muzzle velocity radars to armies and navies in more than 25 nations across the globe. And now, after rigid testing and qualification, we have gotten a new feather in our cap; US Navy has chosen our muzzle velocity radar (designated MK 5 Velocimeters) for the Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers’ and Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers’ MK 45 5 inch guns. So being “over the barrel” is not always a bad thing – at least when it comes to mounting tip of the spear muzzle velocity radars on naval guns.

“Over the Barrel” – a term that has come to mean a person is placed in a predicament from which there is no escape. The term comes from the practice of tying a sailor who was to be flogged over the barrel of a cannon. It was sometimes known as ‘marrying the gunner’s daughter.’

The picture shows our MVRS-700 mounted on the Danish Navy’s 76mm guns on the frigate Iver Huitfeldt.