Saab orders Mauser BK-27 cannons for its Gripen fighters

March 1, 2016 6:28 PM

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Saab orders Mauser BK-27 cannons for its Gripen fighters

DUSSELDORF, Germany, March 1 (UPI) -- German defense company Rheinmetall is supplying its Mauser BK-27 automatic revolver cannon for new Saab Gripen NG fighters for the Swedish and Brazilian air forces.

The weapon system for 88 fighters will come with a newly developed linkless ammunition feeding system and be delivered to Saab between 2017 and 2025.

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