BAE to produce MK110 57mm Naval Gun Mounts

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  • 04:43 AM, October 3, 2020
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BAE to produce MK110 57mm Naval Gun Mounts
57mm Mk 110 Mod 0 gun

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued $17.3 million for MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts.

“BAE Systems was awarded a $17.3 million contract for the production of two 57mm MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts and associated hardware,” the U.S. Department of Defense said in a release today.

Work is expected to be completed by May 2023.

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.

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