BAE Systems Land & Armaments, a subsidiary of BAE systems, UK has won a $22.7 million contract to supply the US Navy with Mk110 57mm Weapon systems.

The company will produce three 57mm Mk110 Mod 0 gun mounts and associated hardware, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

The system is fitted to United States Coast Guard cutters and Littoral Combat Ships.

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.

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.

Work is expected to be complete by January 2022.

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Bofors. It is BAE … But it is Swedish (?). Profit will go to BAE but the work goes to Sweden.

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Bae aquired the American company that had itself acquired Bofors, so not sure where the work will ultimately be carried out be it US or Sweden.

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Isn’t 57mm the old (ie WWII) 6pdr anti-tank gun calibre?

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Correct !.

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What a gun that was by the way