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DSA 2022: Dillon Aero seeks to stoke Asia-Pacific appetite for miniguns

29th March 2022 - 14:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


Malaysian Army AV-4 Lipanbara MRAP with 7.62mm Dillon Aero minigun. (Photo: Dzirhan Mahadzir)

Malaysia already fields miniguns from Dillon Aero on land and rotary-wing platforms but the US manufacturer is seeking other Asia-Pacific customers.

Dillon Aero expects increased demands for its range of miniguns in the Asia-Pacific region for deployment on land, sea and air platforms, along with a demand for the .50cal Dillon Aero 503D when the weapon is cleared for export.

The company is also seeking to revitalise its existing relationships with clients in the region that had been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which disputed travel to the region from the US.

Speaking to Shephard during the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2022 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on 28-31 March, Randy Nance, VP of business development at Dillon Aero, said the company’s

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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