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BAE Systems Wins $79.8 Million US Navy's MK 45 Gun Systems Contract
The Mk 45 Naval Gun System provides ships with an effective weapon for anti-surface, strike, fire support, and anti-air warfare combat. Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Systems has won a $79.8 million contract to overhaul and upgrade Mk 45 systems on US Navy Destroyer Class (DDG) ships.

The initial contract of approximately $80 million includes the upgrade of six guns to the Mod 4 configuration, with an option for four additional guns expected to be exercised in 2016, bringing the full value of the contract to $130 million, the company announced today.

The Mod 4 capability upgrades include a 62-caliber barrel, strengthened gun and mount subsystems, enhanced advanced control systems, a reduced signature, and low maintenance gun shield.

The Mk 45 Naval Gun System provides ships with an effective weapon for anti-surface, strike, fire support, and anti-air warfare combat.

Delivery of the first upgraded gun will take place in October 2017 with the last delivery scheduled for January 2020.

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