Weapon: MK44 Bushmaster
Firing: 30mm and 40mm ABM – Air Burst Munitions
A Virginia based company named Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has been making the MK44 Bushmaster II chain gun since 1972. The US Military is currently looking to up-grade CROWs nest guns on both future Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) along with use as a secondary gun on the Abrams Main Battle Tanks.
This is footage from trials of the next generation of ATK’s Bushmaster system. It’s firing both 30mm and 40mm Air Burst rounds (ABM – Air Burst Munition) from a Kongsberg MCT-30 turret on a “Kodiak” GDLS Light Armored Vehicle. Side-note, US Army uses the LAV III (based on the “Stryker ACV”)…which designed by our buddies up in good ol’ Canada.
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