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Dillon Aero developing new Minigun Pod

1st June 2012 - 13:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Dillon Aero has announced that it is developing a new Minigun Pod designed for use on close air support fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The company will introduce the product prototype at Eurosatory 2012.

The Minigun Pod, prototype DGP2300 M134D, is designed to enhance the close-air support capabilities of small, fixed-wing aircraft, such as the Embraer Tucano or Hawker Beechcraft AT-6, and rotorcraft. It can be installed with minimal integration, and capabilities include 3,000 shots per minute, 7.62mm NATO standard, 100 percent self-contained gun, unit, magazine and battery power; integral bore sight adjustment and an estimated total weight of 190 kg (380 lbs fully loaded). It is mounted on a standard 14-inch NATO rack. 

According to the company, engineering development will continue through 2013, with customer deliveries slated for 2014.

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