BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED $7.2 MILLION CONTRACT FOR LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP GUN
MINNEAPOLIS - BAE Systems has received its second contract from General Dynamics for $7.2 million to supply a 57-mm Mk 110 Naval Gun system to be installed on the U.S. Navy's fourth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 4) as its main armament. The contract includes options such as spare parts and training. The gun is scheduled to be delivered in 2008.
"We believe the Mk 110 is the right choice for the littoral ship class because of the gun's extreme versatility," said Scott Thompson, BAE Systems' Mk 110 program director. "The gun's Mk 295 ammunition allows the system to perform against aerial, surface or ground threats with just a single round."
The 57-mm Mk 110 accurately fires automatic salvos of the highly lethal 57-mm Mk 295 ammunition at a firing rate of 220 rounds per minute and a range of up to nine miles. The naval gun is lightweight and compact, with minimal deck penetration, and operates in remote or local control.
"With the Mk 110 the customer isn't just getting a gun or a bullet, they are getting an entire system that will produce the desired effect on a target," said Thompson.
BAE Systems has received three contracts for a total of four gun systems for the LCS program and an additional three contracts for the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater program. Additionally, the system has been selected for the U.S. Navy's DDG 1000 destroyer and for the Coast Guard's Offshore Patrol Cutter. Once in full-rate production, the Mk 110 will be manufactured at BAE Systems' facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
An actual 57-mm Mk 110 will be on display in the BAE Systems' exhibit at the Sea - Air - Space Navy League Exposition in Washington, D.C. April 3 - 5, 2007.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.
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