Weapon Mounted Adapter

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CRANE-100177
The increasing demands and complexity of strategic missions has resulted in a need for weapons with a number of accessories, such as optical sights, flash lights, range finders, laser designators, and night vision scopes. As a result, various mounts for weapons have been developed.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a weapon mounted adapter to facilitate the mounting of accessories proximate to the weapon barrels. This system was designed to support concurrent attachments and use of various accessories, such as sights, illumination devices, and optical devices, in connection with fire control of a weapon such as an MK 44 Minigun.

Advantages:
-Reduces or eliminates splash-back of illumination devices
-Reduces passive aiming lasers when used in conjunction with protective shields
-Allows simultaneous, concurrent attachment and use of various accessories
-Enhances initial round accuracy

Potential applications:
-Military
Dec 31, 2009
Utility Patent
United States
8,146,283
Apr 3, 2012
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