BAE Systems has been awarded an undefined firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for mk38 mod 2 machine gun systems.

Under the $33.9m contract, Bae will provide 150 mk38 mod 2 machine gun system ordnance alteration (ORDALT) kits through fiscal 2010-2013.

The ORDALT kit consists of two-axis stabilisation with remote control capability and an on-mount day/night electro-optical suite along with an eye-safe laser range finder.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Israel and Kentucky, US and is expected to be completed by March 2012.

The US Naval Surface Warfare Center will be the contracting activity.