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AUSA 2018: Profense confirms minigun testing success

12th October 2018 - 13:10 GMT | by Tim Martin in Washington DC

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Small arms manufacturer Profense has confirmed that testing of its PF556 minigun has been successful and the company is now setting its sights on low rate production and customer orders. 

Modifications on weight and range of the gun are yet to be finalised but the company is 'still working on [targets of] 100lbs [45kg] for the gun and 4000 rounds of ammunition per minute,' according to Kyle Fagin, project manager at Profense. In terms of range, 800-1000m is likely from the 5.56mm gun.

Predominately aimed at the land market, there is potential for air operators to integrate the weapon on …

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