Wednesday, August 27, 2008

155mm gun could be deployed on RN warships

BAE Systems has been granted a contract to build a 155mm gun for land-based trials which could replace the main gun on RN warships such as the Type 45 and 23. The 155mm gun is based on the British Army's AS90 self-propelled howitzer and would help reduce costs by using the same gun and ammunition. If the tests go to plan BAE Systems will unveil how they can retrofit the new gun to RN Type 45 and 23 warships as well as it's use on future RN surface combatants. The gun is similar to one BAE are also developing for the US Navy.

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