ATK introduces new gun system

Feb. 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A newly developed, modular and remote weapons system for ground and water-borne guns has been introduced ATK of Minnesota.

The Modular Advanced Weapons System is designed to integrate ATK's medium-caliber chain guns and ammunition for a variety of platforms. Options include the M230LF cannon, a link-fed variant of the highly reliable M230 cannon carried on the AH-64 Apache helicopter.

"ATK has long been a leader in providing advanced, affordable precision weapons that offer increased lethality and improved warfighter safety," said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager, ATK Integrated Weapon Systems. "MAWS is a perfect evolution of that history, integrating ATK's field-proven medium-caliber guns and ammunition with our advanced fire control system into a flexible system solution that optimizes accuracy, performance and ammunition capacity to ensure reliability and mission success."

Developed in partnership with the U.S. Navy, MAWS offers a total weapon solution with an integrated stabilization system, ballistic computation and state-of-the-art sighting system. Its open architecture allows for integration of most light, medium and heavy machine guns.

The system is on display at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in the United Arab Emirates

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