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M230 Chain Gun  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,000
Also Known As: LW30
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems
Parent System: M230 Chain Gun
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,000
Family Members: M230LF Chain Gun
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Description: The M230 Chain Gun is an automatic lightweight cannon capable of firing rates of 625 rounds per minute. The M230 cannons have been installed on the AH-64A and AH-64D Apache combat helicopters. It is suitable against light armored vehicles and dismounted infantry at maximum ranges of 4,000 meters.

The M230 cannon fires 30mm LW30 HEDP (High Explosive, Dual Purpose) ammunition produced by ATK to defeat both light armor vehicles and tanks. To date, more than 1,000 M230 guns have been delivered to Apache customers in 11 countries worldwide.

M230 Chain Gun Applications

Armored Vehicles KAFV30M Combat Aircraft AH-64A Apache AH-64D Apache AH-64D Apache Longbow AH-64E Apache Guardian

M230 Chain Gun Specifications

Caliber: 30 millimeter
Max Range: 4,000 meter (2.49 mile)
Max Rate of Fire: 625 roundperminute
Combat Weight: 60 kilogram (131 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M230 Chain Gun News

There are 7 news between
12 Jul 2012 and 7 May 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020FMS: Egypt Seeks to Upgrade 43 Apache Helicopters to AH-64E Standard
Wednesday, November 20, 2019FMS: Morocco Requests Sale of 36 AH-64E Helicopters
Thursday, May 9, 2019FMS: Qatar Requests Sale of 24 AH-64E Apache Helicopters
Tuesday, November 27, 2018FMS: Egypt Requests Sale of 10 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Royal Jordanian Air Force to Convert One C-295 into Gunship Aircraft
Monday, January 27, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 24 AH-64E Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters
Thursday, July 12, 2012FMS: Qatar Wants 24 AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow Attack Helicopters

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