BAESystemsLand and Armaments LP has
been given a $80M contract to assemble 10 Mk45, 62-caliber, 5" gun mounts using older guns that
will bevstripped for parts and/or refurbished.
The wording of the contract announcement makes it a little unclear
exactly what is being done but I think that’s the scope of the work. The contract includes options which, if
exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $130,076,871.
Work will be completed by September 2016.
So, between $8M - $13M per gun mount, if I’ve
interpreted the contract correctly. I
wonder what a new mount costs?