😎 Summer Sale Exclusive - Up to 50% off AI-powered stock picks by InvestingProCLAIM SALE

Northrop Grumman to supply Mk44S Chain Guns to Australia

EditorBrando Bricchi
Published 2024/06/04, 21:50

MESA, Ariz. - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NYSE:NOC) announced today it will provide Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster® Chain Guns® for Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 3 program. The defense contractor is partnering with Hanwha Defense Australia to integrate these weapons into the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop Grumman will produce 129 Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster® Chain Guns®, with initial deliveries slated for 2026. This weapon system is designed to be interoperable with Northrop Grumman’s advanced ammunition suite, which was originally developed for the U.S. Army. The suite includes a programmable air burst munition that is part of the latest technology in ammunition.

The Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster® Chain Guns® are a staple in military arsenals, with over 20,000 units currently in service across 65 allied nations. These guns are mounted on various land, air, and sea combat platforms.

Jennifer Zonneveld, director of Bushmaster Chain Guns at Northrop Grumman, stated, “Bushmaster Chain Guns are the automatic cannon of choice for customers around the world due to their performance and reliability. In partnership with the Hanwha-led Team Redback, Northrop Grumman is providing the Australian Army with the most advanced medium caliber capability in the world, maintaining the system’s relevancy for years to come.”

The advanced ammunition suite compatible with the Mk44S includes multifunction airburst munition, armor-piercing, and proximity-fuzed ammunition. This variety allows operators to select the most effective ammunition type for a range of ground and aerial threats instantaneously.

Northrop Grumman is recognized as a leader in global aerospace and defense technology. The company is known for delivering innovative solutions that enable its customers to achieve mission success in defense, security, and space exploration.

This information is based on a press release statement from Northrop Grumman Corporation.

This article was generated with the support of AI and reviewed by an editor. For more information see our T&C.

Latest comments

Risk Disclosure: Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.
Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.
Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.
It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.
Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.
© 2007-2024 - Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.