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BAE Wins Deepwater Naval Gun Contract (Aug. 2)

MINNEAPOLIS --- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) to deliver a second 57-mm Mk 110 Naval Gun system for its integration onto the U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Security Cutter, Large. The gun system was selected as the main battery on the Large, a new ship under development as part of the Integrated Deepwater System program.

The first Mk 110 naval gun will be delivered in January 2006, with the second gun scheduled to be delivered in December 2006.

"The Mk 110 fires 220 rounds per minute with superior accuracy and has a range of up to nine miles," said Jeff Graslewicz, BAE Systems' Mk 110 program manager. "The Mk 110 is unmatched, and it's the perfect choice for the Maritime Security Cutter, Large - it's going to provide our sailors with sophisticated firepower, precision and protection."

The BAE Systems 57-mm Mk 110 Naval Gun system was also selected as the Close-in Gun System on the U.S. Navy's DD(X) ship. Additionally, Lockheed Martin selected the Mk 110 for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Flight 0, and General Dynamics has baselined the gun system for its version of the LCS. Once in full-rate production the 57-mm Mk 110 will be manufactured at BAE Systems' facility in Louisville, Ky.

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems.

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BAE Systems to Deliver Second 57-mm Mk 110 Naval Gun for U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program