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16 August 2016

BAE Systems to Supply Main Gun for TYPE 26-Class

BAE Systems has announced a contract from the UK MoD valued at U$245 million to supply the main gun armament for the first three vessels of the Royal Navy’s TYPE 26-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates. The contract also calls for a training system and includes an option for a further five ship-sets.

BAE Systems was selected as the preferred bidder after a competition in 2015. Work under the contract will be carried out in both the US and UK, with deliveries expected to commence in 2020.

The Maritime Indirect Fires System Integrated Gunnery System (MIFS IGS) incorporates the Mk 45 Mod 4 5in naval gun, an automated ammunition handling system, gun fire control system and qualified ammunition. Over 240 Mk 45 naval guns are in service with 11 navies.