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Dillon Aero Unveils Corrosion-Resistant M134D-M Minigun for Maritime Operations

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Dillon Aero Unveils Corrosion-Resistant M134D-M Minigun for Maritime Operations

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Dillon Aero Unveils Corrosion-Resistant M134D-M Minigun for Maritime Operations
Dillon Aero Unveils Corrosion-Resistant M134D-M Minigun for Maritime Operations

Dillon Aero has unveiled an innovative iteration of the M134D-M – the Marinized 7.62×51mm NATO six-barrel rotary machine gun (minigun), specially engineered for maritime applications. The new M134D-M (marinized) variant, built upon the reliable foundation of the M134D-HHB, features advanced Cerakote™ ceramic coatings that significantly enhance corrosion resistance, including the barrels. This unique Cerakote™ formulation bolsters various physical performance attributes such as abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. In naval operations, the M134D plays a crucial role in force protection for both U.S. and international blue water and riverine fleets. Additionally, it serves as a formidable fire support weapon on Special Operations boats.

Key Features:

  • Hardware constructed from Stainless Steel and/or treated with Cerakote™ ceramic coating
  • Tested in accordance with MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5 Salt Fog

Components:

  • Marinized Clutch Assembly
  • Marinized Feeder/Delinker
  • Marinized Heavy Barrels
  • Titanium Rotor Assembly
  • Marinized Gun Assembly
  • Marinized Brass/Link Exhaust
  • Marinized Booster Assembly
  • Marinized Ammunition Can
M134D-M – Marinized 7.62×51mm NATO six-barrel rotary machine gun
M134D-M – Marinized 7.62×51mm NATO six-barrel rotary machine gun. (Photo by Dillon Aero)

Renowned for its reliability, ease of maintenance, and remarkable capacity, the Dillon Aero M134D stands as one of the most dependable weapons globally. Engineered for speed and precision, it serves as a potent force multiplier. With its unmatched shot density, the minigun excels at suppressing multiple targets swiftly. The Dillon Point Guard Naval Defense System, developed to counter small Boat Born Improvised Explosive Devices (BBIED), is currently deployed across various naval forces including the US, UK, French, Italian, Colombian, and Peruvian Navies, integrated into a diverse array of Blue Water ships. Applications of the Dillon M134D and M134D-H encompass MK-5 Special Operations Boats, Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats, Riverine Vessels, Frigates, Destroyers, and other Blue Water Ships, demonstrating its versatility and effectiveness in maritime environments.

Dillon Aero, Inc. is an armament manufacturer in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The company is owned by the Dillon family, who also own Dillon Precision, a manufacturer of reloading presses and other reloading equipment, as well as Dillon Optics, a sunglasses manufacturer. Around 1990, Dillon Aero acquired a large number of Miniguns and spares from “a foreign user”. The guns kept failing to shoot continuously, revealing that they were actually worn-out weapons. The company decided to fix the problems encountered, rather than simply putting the guns into storage. Fixing failure problems ended up improving the Minigun’s overall design. Dillon Aero manufactures the Air Force GAU-2B/A (Army M134) 7.62×51mm minigun, which is used primarily by 160th SOAR. The company completely redesigned the weapon and significantly improved its reliability while reducing its weight. Dillon also created specialized mounts and ammunition-handling systems. Initially, mounts were made only for aviation systems.

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