MK44 40 Bushmaster

Manufacturer: Orbital ATK  
Product type: Weapons & Weapon Systems  
Name: Gun  

The 40mm Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon is a next-generation Chain Gun® weapon available and in use today. It continues the Bushmaster tradition of excellence with its design simplicity, external power, positive round control, ease of maintenance, and constant velocity ammunition feed. The Mk44 is also capable of firing the new programmable air burst munitions. What’s more, it incorporates all of the battle-proven features of the 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon, with significant system commonality for low-risk, proven performance.

Other features and benefits include:

  • Fires 40mm Super Forty ammunition

  • Growth version of 25mm M242 cannon

  • 60% logistics commonality with M242

  • 90% operator and maintenance training commonality

  • Compact size and weight facilitates easy upgrades of existing turrets

  • Reliability, safety, low life cycle costs

  • Dual feed system

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MK44 40 Bushmaster