United Defense's Mk110 Gun To Arm LCS and New Destroyer BOEING

Burgess, Richard R.
December 2004
Sea Power;Dec2004, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p46
Reports on the selection of the 57mm Mk110 Close-In Gun System (CIGS) from United Defense Industries Inc. by the Navy for the Littoral Combat Ship and for the baseline design of its DD(X) next-generation destroyer in the U.S. Design of the Mk110 to defend against attacks from swarms of small boats; Conduction of an exhaustive study before recommending the 57mm gun as the best solution for the CIGS mission; Selection of the Mk110 by the Coast Guard to arm the new Large Maritime Security Cutter.


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