MARCH 4 2011 20:13h
Navy orders deck guns
The U.S. Department of Defense said the contract for the system -- from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md. -- is a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity award worth about $33.9 million.
The Mk 38 Mod 2 machine gun system ordnance alteration kits ordered consist of two-axis stabilization with remote control capability and an on-mount day/night electro-optical suite along with an eye-safe laser range finder.
The Mk Mod 2 machine gun is a shipboard weapon for use against small, fast and agile surface threats.
This procurement is to acquire a quantity of up to 150 ORDALT kits spanning fiscal 2010 through 2013.
The contract also provides for line items for the procurement of installation and checkout spares; on-board repair parts; ORDALT kits; engineering and field services; training; and provisioning item orders.
The Defense Department said deliveries will begin next February.
WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Land and Armaments Inc. in Kentucky is supplying Mk 38 Mod 2 machine gun systems to the U.S. Navy.