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GAU-16/A Cal. 50 Machine Gun

The GAU-16/A utilized with the defensive armament system (DAS) on the UH-1N aircraft. The only differences between the GAU-16/A and the GAU-15/A is in a reconfigured trigger mechanism and front sight assembly on the GAU-16/A. The GAU-16/A is attached to the DAS system using a shock absorbing “soft” mount assembly that removes up to 75 percent of the recoil forces generated during firing. The GAU-16/A and the soft mount assem-bly is being evaluated for use on the H-46, H-53, and H-60 aircraft.

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