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SNA 2016 Video: BAE Systems ORKA One Shot One Kill 57mm Round for LCS
 
BAE Systems announced the first successful flight test for its new ORKA round during the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium held last week near Washington DC.
BAE Systems announced the first successful flight test for its new ORKA round during the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium held last week near Washington DC.
 
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SNA 2016 Show News - BAE Systems ORKA
 
 
 
SNA 2016 Video: BAE Systems ORKA One Shot One Kill 57mm Round for LCS
 
By Xavier Vavasseur
BAE Systems announced the first successful flight test for its new ORKA round during the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium held last week near Washington DC.
     
BAE Systems announced the first successful flight test for its new ORKA round during the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium held last week near Washington DC.ORKA 57mm guided round (left, existing unguided round on the right) on BAE Systems Stand during SNA 2016
     
"ORKA's first flight test took place in December 2015 and was fin stabilized only (no canards) to check aerodynamic stability" said Charlie McCullough, Director of business development, maritime weapons at BAE Systems. McCullough explained that maneuvering tests with canards would take place this summer.

ORKA follows a U.S. Navy requirement to give more lethality to Littoral Combat Ships, especially against swarming types of attacks.
     
Video: Charlie McCullough of BAE Systems introduces the ORKA during SNA 2016
     
The Ordnance for Rapid Kill of Attack Craft or ORKA is a new round currently in development by BAE Systems and designed to be shot from the 57mm MK110 fitted on both types of US Navy Littoral Combat Ships as well as US Coast Guard National Security Cutters.

ORKA is a "One Shot One Kill" round fitted with an imaging semi-active seeker: It can be guided through laser designation or it can hit its target autonomously by downloading image of the target prior to firing. It incorporates a reliable and affordable 4-canard actuation systems, to guide the round; a multi-mode imaging seeker (including short-wave IR) and a high explosive warhead to enable single shot defeat of Anti-Surface Warfare and Anti-Aircraft Warfare threats.

ORKA technical designation should be MK295 MOD 1 if it becomes a US Navy program.