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|Bushmaster User Conference Firing Demonstrations|
Orbital ATK's Bushmaster User Conference held on end of January in Arizona.
Warfare Technology was there to record the event for you... :)
It was a very good event with all the OATK weapon systems fired during the live fire day in Big Sandy Range and product briefings in between.
Many OATK users and integrators were there and witnessed the new developments.
The OATK weapons in the event were:
Along with the guns, there were turret and weapon systems on wheeled platforms that are armed with OATK guns.
One of the remarkable events was the field conversion of an 30mm cannon to 40mm caliber and firing 40mm ammunition. OATK defines this as the 30/40mm concept. Mk44 and XM813 cannons can be converted to fire 40x180mm ammunition (SuperShot 40).
One of the stars of the event was the M230LF 30x113mm autocannon. M230LF is the link fed and modified version of the AH-64 Apache helicopter's M230 chaingun.
Both 30 and 40mm programmable airbust ammunition were also fired against a target area setup with simulating infantry in the open.