18 Apr '12, 3pm

VIDEO: Apache chain gun modified for US Navy via @DefenseTech

VIDEO: Apache chain gun modified for US Navy via @DefenseTech

Apparently the Navy has strict safety regulations that prohibit the use of electrically-primed weapons aboard ship. The M230LF operates like a more traditional machine gun and includes a new linked ammunition feeding system. The Apache’s M230 features a link-less feeding system that relies on a magazine box that must be loaded by hand. ATK is working with the Navy to develop the M230LF as a possible replacement for the .50 caliber machine gun on small surface vessels — where it could fend off swarms of attacking boat — and some helos, according to ATK.

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2012/04/18/video-the-apaches-chain...

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