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MK 68 25-mm machine gun

The MK 38 machine gun system (MGS), employed aboard various auxiliary ships, is an unstabilized, manually pointed, deck mounted cannon with semi-automatic and automatic modes of fire. It is designed to provide close range defense against patrol boats, swimmers, floating mines, and various targets ashore including; enemy personnel, lightly armored vehicles and terrorist threats.

Specifications

Contractor
Range
Guidance System Unstabilized, manually trained and elevated
Type of Fire
Caliber 25 mm (1 inch)
Date Deployed

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