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BAE to produce MK 45 gun systems for US Navy

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LONDON (BNS): BAE Systems has received a $25.7 million contract from the US Navy to overhaul and upgrade two Mk 45 naval guns bringing them to the 5-inch 62-calibre Mk 45 Mod 4 configuration.

The Mod 4 is an upgrade to the Mod 2 design, which significantly enhances overall mission performance.

Upon delivery, the two gun systems will be installed on new construction Arleigh Burke Class (DDG 51) Destroyers, a company statement said.

The 5-inch Mk 45 Mod 4 includes strengthened gun and mount subsystems, advanced control system enhancements, a modern touch-screen user interface and a low maintenance gun shield.

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