Sweden to deliver gun system for Indonesian Navy

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A Bofors 57mm naval gun. Photo: BAE Systems

The Indonesian Navy has signed a contract with BAE Systems Sweden Weapon Systems for a naval gun system.

More specifically, the navy has initially ordered four Bofors 57 Mk3 naval gun systems for its KCR-60 fast-attack vessel programme. The gun systems will be produced at the British BAE Systems facilities in Karlskoga in central Sweden.

The Bofors 57 Mk3 naval gun system is used by navies and coast guards in among other nations Sweden and Finland. The gun can tackle surface, air and land threats.

“This most recent contract with PT PAL Indonesia signifies the nation’s continued trust that BAE Systems naval guns consistently meet quality requirements and capability needs,” said Ulf Einefors, director of Weapon Systems Sweden at BAE Systems, in a press release.

According to the press release “two of the new 57 Mk3 systems will be for two KCR-60 vessels currently under construction, while the remaining two guns will be integrated onto two existing KCR-60 ships”.

The delivery is planned for completion in 2021 with the first unit scheduled for delivery in 2020.

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