Germany’s Rheinmetall Defence announced it has been awarded a contract to supply Swedish firm SAAB with the company’s 27mm BK27 automatic cannon with a newly developed linkless ammunition feeding system to equip a total of 88 Gripen NG fighter aircraft aimed for the air forces of Sweden and Brazil. Brazil has ordered a total of 36 aircraft to be delivered from 2018.

Delivery will take place during the 2017-2025 timeframe, and includes service support and spare parts. Rheinmetall Defence also offers the accompanying ammunition for the airborne weapon system.

BK27 weapon b.tif(Rheinmetall Defence).

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