Above is a short presentation by a BAE representative brought us by NavyRecognition from the 2017 Surface Navy Association Meeting.
- 00:00–00:20 is intro.
- 00:20–01:15 discusses the electromagnetic rail gun.
- 01:15–02:30 covers the hypervelocity projectile that they expect to fire from the Mk45 5″ naval gun, the 155mm howitzer, and the electromagnetic railgun.
- 02:30–03:35 is about the Mk45 mod4 5″ and an automated, unmanned magazine designed for an international customer (It is planned for the UK’s Type 26 frigate).
- 03:35–04:42 is about the Mk110 57mm gun and a special purpose round they are developing, the ORKA (Ordnance for Rapid Kill of Attack Craft).
Below I have included a video with more detail on the ORKA round. Note this is a specialized guided round intended for use against small surface targets and inbound air targets. It should have a much higher probability of hit than the ballistic round, but is unlikely to have the full range (17,000 meters) or high altitude reach (PFHE: 24,930 feet) credited to the Mk110 because the round appears heavier than the ballistic round, control surfaces will add drag, and because of its larger size displaces some of the propellent that would have been in a more conventional round. The video claims an effective range of 10,000 meters (about 11,000 yards). That may also be its maximum range.