06 September 2012

Philippines Acquires MK38 Mod 2 Gun Systems for Navy

06 September 2012

MK38 Mod-2 naval gun sysyem (photo : BAE Systems)

BAE Systems Land and Armaments Inc., U.S. Combat Systems Division, Louisville, Ky., is being awarded a $24,257,531 firm-fixed-price contract for 21 MK38 Mod 2 machine gun systems and associated spare parts in support of the U.S. Navy and the Philippines.

This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (92.7 percent) and the government of the Philippines (7.4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

The MK 38 Mod 2 machine gun system ordnance alteration kit consists of two-axis stabilization with remote control capability and an on-mount day/night electro-optical suite along with an eye-safe laser range finder.

The spare parts being procured on this contract include 13 toplight assemblies, 12 multi-function displays, four main control panels, six battery chargers, and one installation and checkout spare with deliveries starting in November 2013.

Work will be performed in Hafia, Israel (68 percent) and Louisville, Ky. (32 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2014.  Contract funds in the amount of $9,509,007 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured.  The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting activity (N00174-12-C-0026).

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