Orbital ATK has conducted live-fire demonstrations of gun systems and ammunition during the company’s Bushmaster User Conference in Arizona.
The three-day event featured Orbital ATK-built Bushmaster chain guns and ammunition that range from 7.62mm, 25mm, 30mm and 40mm, the company said Thursday.
More than 150 customers and partners from 25 countries were in attendance as Orbital ATK exhibited the capacity of its gun systems and ammunition to engage targets such as light armor, reinforced concrete structures, trench systems and brick and mortar walls.
Orbital ATK also showcased the first products from a research and development project focused on high-precision, medium-caliber ammunition.
The highlight of the demonstration was the 30mm Bushmaster chain gun that was upgraded to 40mm configuration to fire Orbital ATK’s new 40mm programmable air-bursting munitions.
Orbital ATK also presented a common fuze approach that works to facilitate commonality across multiple round types and offer economies of scale in production for customers.
BAE Systems, General Dynamics, EOS, Kongsberg, Nobles Worldwide, Oshkosh, Pratt & Miller and U.S. Ordnance provided vehicles, turrets, weapons stations, gun mounts and small caliber weapons for the event.