Another in the General Electric series of Gatling guns, the "GECAL 50" is currently manufactured by General Dynamics. This is a relatively light-weight weapon, allowing it to be mounted on small vehicles and helicopters. Considered to be quite accurate, with a maximum dispersion of 5 milliradians diameter for 80% of the rounds fired.
To keep the overall weight down, this weapon has only three barrels compared to the six or seven on larger-caliber Gatling Guns.
Designed for use primarily on light aircraft and small patrol boats, this weapon is now being installed on larger US warships as a defense against small suicide craft. The naval mounting is available with the following sighting systems: Simple ring and post; laser designator; optronic or holographic sights. Bores are chrome plated.
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