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DSEI 2023: BAE outlines land-based roles for Bofors 40mm naval gun

13th September 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


A scale model of a typical 8x8 cross-country truck fitted with the BAE Systems Bofors 40mm Mk 4 L on the rear, complete with operator cabin. (Photo: author)

BAE Systems Bofors is proposing a land-based version of its 40mm Mk 4 naval gun, for installation on 8x8 or ATV platforms, for use against ground and aerial targets.

BAE Systems Bofors has now sold over 55 of its 40mm L/70 naval guns to seven countries, including the UK for its Type 31 frigates, and is now marketing this for land applications under the name Bofors 40mm Mk 4 L.

This land-based L-model would typically be installed on the rear of an 8x8 high mobility platform such as the Rheinmetall MAN HX selected for the latest version of the Archer 155mm self-propelled artillery system to be adopted by the Swedish Army.

Other potential applications are on the rear of an articulated all-terrain vehicle (ATV) such as the Bvs 10 or

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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