has selected 57mm Mk 110 naval gun system from United Defense for its flight 0
Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The naval gun along with Mk 295, 3P Swedish
designation, intelligent ammunition will provide self-defense against
small-sized, fast moving threats in the coastal environment.
This decision follows Mk110 naval gun selection for US Navy's DD(X) destroyer.
3P/Mk 295 ammunition is fully programmable featuring a precision timed fuse and
lethal air-burst capability. Mk 110 is a variant of Swedish 57mm Mk3 naval gun
developed by Bofors Defence, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Defense.
The initial contract placed by Lockheed-Martin is for long-lead associated
materials and provides options for two Mk110 naval gun systems upon receipt of
government funding. Mk 110 naval gun systems production contracts in support of
Lockheed-Martin Littoral Combat Ship are expected in early 2005.
Mk 110 production work under this initiative is expected to run through the end
of 2007. Production will be performed at United Defense facilities in
Louisville, Kentucky. US Navy's LCS is intended to dominate the coastal
environment well into the 21st century performing anti-mine, anti-submarine and
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