BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., a subsidiary of BAE systems, UK has won a $22.7 million modification contract to supply the US Navy with Mk110 57mm Weapon systems.
The contract includes production of three 57mm Mk110 Mod 0 gun mounts and associated hardware, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.
The new 57mm Mk110 is internationally known as the Bofors’ 57Mk3. The MK 110 gun mount includes a 57mm multi-purpose, medium caliber gun, ammunition hoist, power distribution panel, muzzle velocity radar, barrel-mounted television camera and a laptop computer gun control panel.
Fitted onto the decks of United States Coast Guard cutters and Littoral Combat Ships, it can fire salvos at up to 220 rounds per minutes, with a range of nine miles. The gun mount includes a 120 round automatic loader drum
Its primary mission is to provide engagement of known surface threats during combat operations in a theater area of operation, the Navy said in a statement, reports UPI.
The Mk110 can deliver high rates of fire with extreme accuracy against surface, airborne and shore-based threats.
Work is expected to be complete by January 2022.