BAE Systems Receives Orders For Bofors 57mm 3P Ammunition From Sweden And Finland
BAE Programs has signed two contracts value roughly $32 million for its market-leading Bofors 57mm 3P (Pre-fragmented, Programmable, Proximity- fused) superior ammunition in a mixed procurement from each the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command (FDF LOG COM). The 3P ammunition is designed for the Bofors 57 Mk3 naval gun system, which is the usual naval gun in each the Swedish and Finnish navies. The corporate additionally produces a 40mm 3P which might be fired from the Bofors 40 Mk4 gun system. Each variants might be programmed in six completely different operate modes. It can be fired from fight autos, such because the Swedish Military’s CV90s, that are outfitted with a Bofors 40mm turret.
Sweden is ordering a big inventory of the Bofors 57mm 3P superior ammunition, for an order worth of roughly $18 million. It is a essential step for the Swedish Armed Forces as they proceed their efforts to extend readiness within the face of the present safety state of affairs in Central Europe. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration additionally has a contract possibility for added portions in 2023. Finland can be ordering a substantial inventory of rounds of the ammunition, valued at roughly $14 million. This is a crucial step in reinforcing the safety of provides as Finland, and particularly the Finnish Navy, additionally confirms its readiness.
“Our clients in Sweden and Finland are investing in our superior 3P ammunition as a part of their plans to extend preparedness in a extra dynamic safety state of affairs. We proceed to see curiosity from different potential clients who’re searching for the pliability and flexibility that our 3P merchandise convey,” stated Stefan Löfström, director of promoting and gross sales at BAE Programs Bofors in Karlskoga, Sweden.
BAE Programs’ 57mm Mk110 (internationally referred to as the Bofors’ 57Mk3) is a sequence of dual-purpose naval weapons designed and produced by the Swedish arms producer AB Bofors (since March 2005 a part of BAE Programs AB), designed within the late Nineteen Sixties as a substitute design for the dual barreled Bofors 57 mm Naval Computerized Gun L/60. The gun is remotely managed by a fire-control pc however can as a redundancy measure even be operated manually by crew utilizing instrument panels both on or in direct contact with the gun. The 57mm Mk110 has this flexibility, which is confirmed by the very fact that it’s the deck gun of selection for the US Coast Guard’s Nationwide Safety Cutter and offshore patrol cutter lessons of ships, in addition to for the U.S. Navy’s LCS ships.
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