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The Finnish Navy will receive the Bofors-40 Mk.4 artillery mounts for Hamina boats

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BAE Systems has announced that, under a contract with the Finnish company Patria, it will supply 40-mm naval artillery mounts "Bofors-40" Mk.4 to equip Hamina-class rocket boats, reports TSAMTO.


The Finnish Navy will receive the Bofors-40 Mk.4 artillery mounts for Hamina boats
Hamina type missile boats

BAE Systems has a long-standing history cooperation with Finland, supplying weapons systems for both the Navy and the ground forces.

As the representative of the company noted, “Finland is the third country that chose Bofors-40 Mk.4, which indicates a growing interest in this system from states seeking to obtain the flexibility that this 40-mm shipboard artillery provides for firing various types of ammunition ".

According to him, in modern conditions "ships must perform tasks during conflicts of different levels and to increase their survivability, a flexible weapon system is needed, like the Bofors 40 Mk4." The system allows you to hit air, sea and land targets.

It is reported that the weight of the compact tower installation does not exceed 2,5 t, the rate of fire is 300 rds / min., The range of vertical angles of guidance is -20 / + 80 degrees, the firing range is 12,5 km, the initial velocity of the munition is 1012 m / s, barrel survivability - 5000 shots. Guidance drives are borrowed from a gun mounted on the BBM CV-9040, and adapted for use at sea.

Optionally, the installation can be equipped with a camera, radar measuring the muzzle velocity of ammunition.
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  1. san4es
    san4es 14 February 2018 14: 01
    +4
    Navy of Finland will receive artillery mounts “Bofors-40” Mk.4 for boats


    Swedish Navy Bofors 40Mk4 BAE Systems
  2. Gray brother
    Gray brother 14 February 2018 14: 24
    +1
    Are the dates finally getting breech-loading guns?
  3. Kars
    Kars 14 February 2018 15: 24
    +3
    40 mm Bofors with its ammunition kit is probably the best light gun in the world.
    Put these on BMPT, on the same armored infantry fighting vehicle.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 14 February 2018 15: 58
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      Quote: Kars
      40 mm Bofors with its ammunition kit is probably the best light gun in the world.

      Completely outdated. So they push him for inexpensive (but not free, so you will not have it).
      This also delivers:
      Guidance drives borrowed from a gun mounted on the BBM CV-9040

      And this stuff went to needles.
      1. AntiFREEZ
        AntiFREEZ 14 February 2018 21: 33
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        Quote: Gray Brother
        And this stuff went to needles.

        We would have such "trash".
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 15 February 2018 00: 15
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          Quote: AntiFREEZ
          We would have such "trash".

          What for? Europeans are actively getting rid of them.
          1. Kars
            Kars 15 February 2018 01: 15
            +2
            Who are the Europeans? And Benelux and leopards are selling without putting anything in return.
      2. Kars
        Kars 15 February 2018 00: 05
        +2
        Then I think you will name the best weapon, only more or less serial. It still has at least an approximately similar set of ammunition.
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 15 February 2018 00: 11
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          Quote: Kars
          Then I think you will name the best weapon, only more or less serial. It still has at least an approximately similar set of ammunition.

          2А42
          1. AntiFREEZ
            AntiFREEZ 15 February 2018 00: 27
            +1
            Quote: Gray Brother
            Quote: Kars
            Then I think you will name the best weapon, only more or less serial. It still has at least an approximately similar set of ammunition.

            2А42

            Himself is not funny?
            1. Kars
              Kars 15 February 2018 00: 56
              +3
              It does not seem funny. I would have thought about an experimental 45 mm with telescopic shells.
              And then 2-42 which does not even have shells with programmable detonation.
              1. Gray brother
                Gray brother 15 February 2018 19: 12
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                Quote: Kars
                And then 2-42 which does not even have shells with programmable detonation.

                There is. And there is a scope for them.