General Dynamics has won a $7.5 million modification contract to supply 37 gun turrets for AH-1Z helicopters belonging to the US Navy and Government of Bahrain.
This modification procures 37 A/A49E-7(V4) gun turrets for AH-1Z helicopters for the Navy (25); and the government of Bahrain (12), the US Department of defense said in a statement Thursday.
The A/A49E-7(V4) gun turret system is chin mounted on the AH-1Z chopper providing the capability to position, feed, and fire the M197 20MM rotary gun.
Major components of the A/A49E-7(V4) are the M197 20MM rotary gun, gun turret, control system and ammunition handling system. It provides air to air and air to ground close-range combat capability, according to the company.
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