BAE Systems Receives Order to Deliver 40 Mk 38 Mod 2 Gun Systems to U.S. Navy in 2011 and 2012


BAE Systems has received a one-year award from the U.S. Navy to deliver 40 Mk 38 Mod 2 Gun Systems in 2011 and 2012. This will increase the total number of Mk 38 Mod 2 Systems in the Navy’s fleet to more than 220.  This is the first year of a four-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a total value of more than $165 million.

“The Mk 38 is the Navy’s choice for superior self defense capability,” said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of Weapon Systems for BAE Systems. “We’re proud to support the Navy as they continue to add Mk 38 guns to the fleet, ensuring significant protection against high-speed attack craft threats.”

The Mk 38 Mod 2 is a 25mm, remotely controlled gun system that provides the Navy with a lethal weapon to fulfill the critical role of ship self-protection. The system, with a range of more than 2,500 meters, is highly autonomous and is effective against multiple surface threats.


BAE Systems supports the program of record for 374 Mk 38 gun systems and has delivered more than 180 to the Navy over the past six years. Mk 38 guns are now installed on eight of the 12 planned ship classes in the Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

Work on this delivery order will be performed at BAE Systems’ Louisville, Kentucky facility.

BAE Systems will display the Mk 38 gun in booth #1419 at the Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition April 11-13 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
Source: BAE, April 8, 2011;