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BAE Systems Will Deliver Mk 38 Mod 2 Gun Mounts To US Navy

The Mk 38 Mod 2 Stabilized Minor Caliber Gun System sets the standard for shipboard defense against small, fast, and agile surface threats. With over 90 system variants deployed worldwide, the stabilized, remote control Mk 38 Mod 2 Minor Caliber Gun System is proven capable in defending against multiple surface threats – in all sea states. The Mk 38 Mod 2 system incorporates the service-proven TOPLITE electro-optical fire control system to optimize effective engagement of enemy targets during day, night, and in all weather conditions.
by Staff Writers
Minneapolis MN (SPX) May 12, 2006
BAE Systems has received an additional order from the U.S. Navy to deliver 67, Mk 38 Mod 2 gun mounts to go aboard cruisers, destroyers and Landing Ship Transport Dock ships. The Mk 38 Mod 2 is a 25mm stabilized gun system that provides the last layer of ship protection. The system is highly autonomous and has an effective range of approximately 1 mile.

"The Mk 38 Mod 2 meets the U.S. Navy’s urgent need to improve the lethality and effectiveness of its ship self-protection systems," said Dave Lassek, vice president of Navy Program for BAE Systems. "This is the gun you want aboard your ship when you have an enemy threat coming in that has gotten past all the other protection systems."

BAE Systems has teamed with Rafael Armament Development Authority, Ltd., for the development and production of the Mk 38 Mod 2. The order releases $39 million from the current $395 million contract. The minor caliber gun system is assembled and tested at BAE Systems’ Louisville site.

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