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01 March 2016

Brazilian and Swedish GRIPEN to Receive Rheinmetall Automatic Cannon

On behalf of Saab, Rheinmetall will be equipping a total of 88 GRIPEN NG (Next Generation) fighter aircraft with the BK27 automatic cannon (Mauser 27mm revolver cannon) with a newly developed linkless ammunition feeding system. The order is worth a mid eight-figure euro amount. Deliveries will take place during the 2017-2025 timeframe, and include service support and spare parts. Rheinmetall also offers the accompanying ammunition for the weapon system. The linked ammunition-feeding version of the gas-operated revolver cannon serves as the standard weapon in the multi-role TORNADO, while the Eurofighter TYPHOON features the linkless version. Some 3,500 systems have been manufactured to date.