May 15 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $22.7 million U.S. Navy contract to build gun mounts, the Defense Department announced.
Three MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts and related hardware will be built at the company's Louisville, Ky., facility, with work expected to be completed by January 2022, the Pentagon said in a contract announcement on Monday.
The MK 110 gun mount includes a 57mm multi-purpose, medium caliber gun, ammunition hoist, power distribution panel, muzzle velocity radar, barrel-mounted television camera and a laptop computer gun control panel.
Fitted onto the decks of United States Coast Guard cutters and Littoral Combat Ships, it can fire salvos at up to 220 rounds per minutes, with a range of nine miles. The gun mount includes a 120 round automatic loader drum
Its primary mission is to provide engagement of known surface threats during combat operations in a theater area of operation, the Navy said in a statement, and can deliver high rates of fire with extreme accuracy against surface, airborne and shore-based threats.
The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., is the contracting agent.