Alliant Techsystems Operations has won a $12.4 million contract to design a new chain gun weapon systems for the US Navy.
The contract includes prototype fabrication, pre-production, integration, testing, evaluation and development of chain gun weapon systems hardware, associated gun control system software and ammunition.
The basic ordering agreement will also provide to design and fabricate ammunition all-up cartridges and components, and any associated support materials and equipment in support of qualification, evaluations, performance, and test for chain gun systems.
Work is expected to be completed by July 2020.
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