GD Has Been Awarded a $25 Million Contract for the Production of MK 46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon System
FALLS CHURCH, (BGM) – General Dynamics Land Systems, has been awarded a $25 mln. contract for the production of the MK 46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon System (GWS) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Landing Platform Dock (LPD) programs, along with spares requirement, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The MK-46 gun weapon system (GWS) is a Naval derivative of the 30mm gun turret originally designed for the USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.
The MK-46 GWS is a remotely operated naval gun system that uses a 30mm high velocity cannon, a forward looking infrared sensor, a low light television camera, and a laser rangefinder for shipboard self defense against small, high speed surface targets.
The gun can be operated locally at the gun turret or remotely at the Remote Operating Console in the Combat Information Center.
This contract is for the procurement of two 30mm MK 46 MOD 2 GWSs for the LCS Surface Warfare Mission module, two 30mm MK 46 MOD 2 GWSs for the LPD-29, two 30mm MK 46 MOD 2 GWSs for the LPD-30, and associated spare parts.
Work will be expected to be completed by September 2021.
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Source: U.S. DoD