Ammunition Canister and Feed System

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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has developed, patented, and deployed an "Ammunition Canister and Feed System" for integrating the GAU-21 machine gun and cradle with the UH-1Y helicopter. There was a need for an effective ammunition feed system, as well as a casing and link ejection system.

This ammunition canister and feed system came out of the need to provide a system for new, updated guns to be attached to aircraft such as helicopters. There was also a need for effective ammunition feed system, and casing and link ejection system. This technology includes an armament system for aircraft, an ammunition system, and a mount system for a machine gun. The ammunition system includes a canister and feed system. The system is in use.

Potential Applications:
- Military
Sep 30, 2009
Utility Patent
United States
Apr 10, 2012
Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization
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