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Finland to receive 40 Mk4 naval guns

2nd February 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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BAE Systems has received a contract from Patria to produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns for the Finnish Navy's Hamina class fast attack craft, the company announced on 30 January.

Patria is the prime contractor for the Hamina class mid-life upgrade and overhaul programme.

The multi-purpose Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun is compact and low weight and offers a high rate of fire. The gun also offers the ability to switch between optimised ammunition types including the programmable 40mm 3P all-target ammunition.

The system is effective against air, sea, and ground targets, providing high survivability and tactical proficiency in all environments.

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

‘In modern tactical scenarios, ships must be able to operate in different levels of conflict, and survivability requires an extremely flexible weapon system like the 40 Mk4.’

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