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Friday, May 08, 2015

IDEF 2015: Oto Melara reveals C-27J gunship system

Oto Melata palletised Gunship systemOto Melara have unveiled a new palletised gunship system for military transport aircraft at IDEF 2015 in Istanbul.

Armed with an M61A1 Vulcan 20 mm gatling gun, the Oto Melara Gunship system is designed to fit entirely onto a single 463L NATO standard 88'x108' pallet. Gunship is designed to be a roll-on/roll-off system, with no modification needed to the aircraft. Indeed, company officials said that the system could be rolled-on or rolled-off an aircraft in 15 minutes or less.

Besides the roll-on/roll-off capability, company officials cited one of the system's key operational advantages as its servo-operated gunmount, which provides a much greater degree of trainability and arc of fire than typical fixed-mounts on gunships.

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