GAU-18 ASP Maritime

Sentinel client flexFORCE displays ASP stabilized weapon mount aboard STILETTO

Sentinel client flexFORCE of Portland, Oregon http://www.flexforce.us/made its trade show debut last week in National Harbor Maryland when it debuted its recently developed ASP stabilized weapon mount.  The ASP is a culmination of years of work and an Army PEO Aviation PhSTILETTOase II SBIR to create a crew-served stabilized weapon mount for H-60 Blackhawk helicopters.  Last year Flexforce designed a marinized version for naval use that has been under test and qualification via a CRADA with NAVSEA Crane.  Last week, the ASP was publicly displayed for the first time aboard the STILETTO test craft that was pierside for the Sea-Air-Space expo.  The ASP will undergo further live-fire testing aboard the STILETTO during the summer of 2016.  To date, live-fire testing has proven the ASP to be as accurate as any of the remote weapon stations in use by U.S. forces.  Further on-water testing should validate this lighter-weight and lower-cost mount will provide at least a ten-fold increase in accuracy for M2 and M240 crew-served weapon mounts.

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