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Euronaval 2012: BAE advances naval gun design

23rd October 2012 - 14:11 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Paris

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BAE Systems is due to begin sea trials of its new Bofors 40 Mk 4 Naval Gun System in Sweden.

Speaking at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris, France on 23 October, Ulf Einefors, director of integrated systems at BAE Systems Weapons Systems and Support, said the system is based on the company's Bofors 40mm design but with a 40% reduction in weight, volume and price.

'We are basically taking a 1970s/80s design and bringing it into the 21st century,' Einefors explained. 'What we decided to do a couple of years ago was to integrate new technology. We saw a lot …

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