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Originally posted by ulshadow
I heard that they were going to put a small laser on the bottom of the Osprey so that it can shoot down rpg fire.
The Osprey will have a .50 calibre machinegun turret mounted on it's chin.
General Dynamics Armament Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been selected by Bell Boeing to develop a turreted gun system for the V-22 Osprey Aircraft. Official contract award and program start is slated for first quarter 2001 with the contract running through February 2005. The $45 million contract will be for systems engineering and design, development, fabrication and testing of three complete V-22 turreted gun systems with spares. The selection of General Dynamics positions the company for a gun system production program with potential value of more than $250 million.
The General Dynamics V-22 turreted gun system integrates a 12.7mm, GAU-19/A Gatling gun, a lightweight turret; and a composite, linear linkless ammunition storage and feed system. The system will provide the V-22 Osprey with strong suppressive firepower capability. This suppressive capability will increase the survivability of the V-22 Osprey. The V-22, which features unmatched operational and tactical agility, will enable response to a growing number of diverse contingencies, from disaster relief to major theater war.
Bell Boeing tiltrotor team plans to develop a gunship version of the V-22 using a 50-caliber Gatling gun on a chin-mounted turret
...The CV-22 also will be equipped with a turret-mounted machine gun in the nose of the aircraft...
...The new turret will be part of the 30mm M230 weapon system. Boeing produces the M230 cannon at its Mesa facility....Boeing plans to produce a turret that also can be used on other Boeing rotorcraft products, including the V-22 Osprey and RAH-66 Comanche....
Originally posted by truttseeker
Is it just me or is that thing almost identical to the pelicans in halo, except like propulsion and the fact that the pelican was more armed.