The US Navy Procurement Agency has awarded a follow-on contract to Orbit International’s subsidiary, Electronics Group, to supply its MK 437 Gun Mount Control Panels (GMCP).

The MK 437 GMCP is a sub-system component that has been designed to meet the US Navy operational systems requirements and to support the Naval MK 160 Gun Computer System.

The GMCP is used on all AEGIS cruisers and destroyers, and is operationally integrated with the 5in/54 MK-45 Gun Mount systems.

Delivery of the units is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2012.