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Contracts - Awards | Guns - Artillery & Mortars | Shells & Mortar Rounds | USA

Up to $84M for 5 Years of MK437 Multi Option Fuze Navy (MOFN)

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Fuze family On August 15, 2012 the Office of the Product Director for Joint Products (PDJP) awarded a single Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract to Alliant Techsystems (ATK) to manufacture MK437 Multi Option Fuze for Navy (MOFN). Contract W15QKN12D0089, administered by the Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ), spans FY12-16 split in five 1-year ordering period for a maximal potential value of $84.1M. MOFN fuzes are used in MK 186 HE-MOF rounds fired by 5″ (127mm) Mk45-mounted guns for anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and land attacks, while airborne threats are handled with the MK419 Multi-Function Fuze. MOFN is the result of a Product Improvement Program (PIP) to produce a navalized version of the US Army Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA) used in various artillery systems including Paladin. Design work for these fuzes started about 10 years ago [PDF] to insure compatibility and safety with Navy guns. MK 437 has retained various functional modes from the original M782 MOFA, to trigger detonation based on surface proximity, on point, or in a delayed fashion, among uses. Though the Navy wanted to stay close to the Army design, over the years modifications went beyond [PDF] what was originally expected. […]

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