BAE Systems to Produce 40 Bofors Mk4 Naval Gun For Finnish Navy

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BAE Systems to Produce 40 Bofors Mk4 Naval Gun For Finnish Navy
BAE Systems' Bofors MK4 Naval Gun

BAE Systems will produce Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Finnish Navy’s Hamina Class Squadron 2000 fast attack craft.

The procurement is under a contract with Patria, the prime contractor for the vessel’s mid-life upgrade and overhaul program. With this contract, Finland adds the 40 Mk4 to its installed base of BAE Systems naval guns, including both previous versions of 40-millimeter (mm) L/70 systems and 57-mm Mk3 systems.

“Finland is the third country to select our Bofors 40 Mk4, the result of growing interest from countries seeking the flexibility that this 40-mm naval gun and ammunition system provides,” said Lena Gillström, managing director of Weapon Systems, Sweden at BAE Systems.”

The compact and low weight Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Gun is a flexible, multi-purpose system offering a high rate of fire and the ability to switch between optimized ammunition types, including the programmable 40-mm 3P all-target ammunition. The system’s effectiveness against air, sea, and ground targets provides high survivability and tactical proficiency at all levels of conflict.

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