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AUSA Global: Profense unveils 5.56mm minigun

28th March 2018 - 13:06 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Huntsville


Profense LLC has used this week’s AUSA Global Force exhibition and symposium to unveil its PF556 minigun, a new model system that fires linked 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition and is designed for applications on light vehicles, UAVs, boats, aircraft and remotely operated weapon stations.

According to Rajan Bhanvnani, BD director for Profense, the PF556, which will enter low rate production this summer, was originally developed ‘as a custom job for somebody,’ although he was unwilling to identify the customer or geographic location.

Bhanvnani said that the new model borrows several design features from the company’s 7.62x51mm PF134 minigun, he noted, ‘It …

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