Naval Weapons

Navy League 2018: BAE Systems wins LCS naval gun contract

09 April 2018

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the US Navy’s (USN's) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

With this follow-on deal, BAE Systems is now under contract to provide 15 Mk110 systems for the Independence variant.

The fully automatic Mk110 gun system, known internationally as the Bofors 57 Mk3, is the LCS deck gun. It is a multi-mission, medium-calibre shipboard weapon to combat air, surface, or ground threats without requiring multiple round types. The system is capable of firing up to 220 rounds per minute at a range of more than 9 n miles using BAE Systems’ six-mode programmable, prefragmented, and proximity-fused (3P) ammunition.

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