Malaysia acquires additional M134D miniguns

According to IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

16 February 2016

Malaysia will purchase another 20 Dillon Aero 7.62 mm M134D Miniguns, which will be installed on the First Win mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle – marketed in Malaysia as the Deftech AV4 – currently on order from Thai firm Chaiseri.

A Dillon Aero spokesperson told IHS Jane’s at the 2016 Singapore Airshow that they expect the purchase order for the 20 miniguns to be signed by February 2016. Malaysia had previously acquired 10 of these weapons in 2014, which have been fitted to the Malaysian Army Air Corps’s AgustaWestland A109 helicopters.

The spokesperson said that Dillon Aero is anticipating further orders from Malaysia for installation on both land and air platforms.


First Win (MRAP) vehicle: Details

Dillon M134D Gatling Gun

The Dillon M134D Gatling Gun is the finest small caliber, defense suppression weapon available. It is a six barreled, electrically driven machine gun chambered in 7.62mm NATO and fires at a fixed rate of 3,000 shots per minute. Gatling Guns typically feed from a 3,000 or 4,000 round magazine. They are capable of long periods of continuous fire without threat or damage to the weapon making them an excellent choice for defensive suppression.

Dillon Guns are reliable. The M134D has system life in excess of 1,500,000 rounds and an average time between stoppage greater than 30,000 rounds. In the unlikely event of a stoppage the weapon can be serviced and made operational again in under one minute. The multi barrel design means that each barrel only experiences a 500 round per minute rate of fire. This allows for repeated long bursts of fire and a barrel group life of 200,000 rounds.


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