The Dillon Aero M134D Gatling Gun is the finest small caliber, defense suppression weapon available. It is a six barreled, electrically driven machine gun chambered in 7.62mm NATO and fires at a fixed rate of 3,000 shots per minute. Gatling Guns typically feed from a 3,000 or 4,000 round magazine. They are capable of long periods of continuous fire without threat or damage to the weapon making them an excellent choice for defensive suppression. Dillon Guns are reliable. The M134D has system life in excess of one million rounds and an average time between stoppage of 30,000 rounds. In the unlikely event of a stoppage the weapon can be serviced and made operational again in under a minute.
The multi barrel design means that each barrel only experiences a 500 round per minute rate of fire. This allows for repeated long bursts of fire and a barrel group life of 200,000 rounds. Dillon Aero Gatling Guns are in service with the US and Allied Armed Forces. The standard application is as helicopter crew served and fixed forward fire installations. In addition to their more traditional roles, Dillon Gatlings are supplanting M2 50 cal. Heavy Machine Guns and M240’s on a number of the US Army’s vehicles. Dillon M134s are also in service with the US and British navies in the fleet protection role and Special Operations fire support role. Dillon M134 Gatling Guns are entirely new production weapons. Dillon guns are sold as complete weapon systems or as component upgrade packages for older GE M134 systems.
Dillon Aero products are found on land, in the air, and at sea. Since its establishment, Dillon Aero has fielded more than 6,000 weapons systems in more than 30 countries. Since 2000, Dillon’s product line has grown to include high-capacity feed systems for the M134D as well as the M240, M60, PKM, .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun, and MK19 Grenade Launcher; a wide range of helicopter, naval, and vehicle weapon mounts; and a complete line of safety and support equipment for the Minigun. Notably, the M134D is predominantly used in helicopters, and is now customizable to all military and commercial helicopters. As a modular system, it is easily adapted to any existing platform, and performs equally well in the Fixed Forward Fire or Crew Served modes.
Dillon weapons, mounts, and ammunition handling systems have been integrated into 16 different rotary wing platforms totaling more than 817 separate aircraft installations. On land, the M134D is presently deployed worldwide for convoy escort, border patrol, and VIP protection. Dillon M134s have been integrated into vehicles ranging from HMMWVs and Armored Personnel Carriers to the US Army CROWS Remote Weapons Station. Most recently, the M134 was made a requirement for the USSOCOM GMV1.1 program. In the naval role, Miniguns are utilized in force protection on the U.S. and foreign blue water and riverine fleets, as well as fire support weapons on Special Operations boats. The Dillon Point Guard Naval Defense System was developed to provide protection against small Boat Born Improvised Explosive Devices (BBIED) and is in service with the US, UK, French, Italian, Colombian, and Peruvian Navies on a wide variety of Blue Water ships.