BAE Systems Land and Armaments has been awarded a production contract for two 57mm MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts to be installed on U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutters, the Department of Defense said in a statement.
The contract with an estimated value of $16.8 million also includes associated hardware. The MK 110 Mod 0 gun mount consists of a 57mm gun, ammunition hoist, power distribution panel, muzzle velocity radar, barrel-mounted television camera and a ruggedized laptop computer gun control panel.
The 57mm MK 110 Mod 0 gun mount is required to defeat medium and short-range surface targets, and provide warning and disabling fire in support of anti-surface warfare.
The contract work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed by November 2019. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
About MK 110 MOD 0 – 57 MM GUNS:
The 57mm Mark 110 Gun Mount is a multi-purpose, medium caliber gun designed to engage surface, air and missile targets. The gun was developed by BAE Bofors, Sweden, as the 57mm Mark 3.
The Mark 110 Gun Mount can fire salvos at up to 220 rounds per minute and has a range of nine miles. The Mark 110 Gun Mount delivers high rates of fire with extreme accuracy against surface, airborne and shore-based threats. The primary mission of the Mark 110 Gun Mount is to provide engagement of known surface threats during combat operations in a theater area of operation.
The current version of the 57mm gun was designed in 1995 and introduced into service in Sweden on their Visby class corvette in 2000. The Mark 110 Mod 0 Gun is assembled at the BAE Systems facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
The gun mount includes a 120 round automatic loader drum and has a maximum firing rate of 220 rounds per minute. The gun is normally operated by remote control from the fire control system (FCS) by one operator but can be controlled locally in the gun mount. Additional rounds can be accomplished by the full crew (mount captain and two designated ammunition loaders), all of which are stationed below deck.
The Mark 110 Mod 0 gun is installed aboard U.S Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) National Security Cutter class ships.