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AUSA 2018: Up close with the 50mm super gun (exclusive photos)

10th October 2018 - 16:45 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington DC

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While visitors to this week’s AUSA annual meeting and exposition were limited to a glimpse of a 50mm cannon elevated to 85 degrees on the GDLS Griffin 3 demonstrator platform, Shephard can unveil the first images of the breech and loading system for one of four prototype 50mm chain guns currently in development.

Both Northrop Grumman and the US Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing the 50mm to evaluate an ‘upgunned’ capability for possible integration on future combat platforms.

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