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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
POD NC 621
CANNON POD FOR HELICOPTERS AND LIGHT AIRCRAFTS
MISSION
The NC 621 cannon pod extends the range of
missions (attack, close fire support, protection,
self-defence) of the helicopters and lightest
aircrafts. It provides airplanes with 20mm
firepower previously restricted to 0.50
weapons. The NC 621 has been developed
around the 20 M 621 cannon which is well
known for its high accuracy, its simplicity
(operation and maintenance) and its ability
to fire the 20mm x 102 NATO standard
ammunition.
The effectiveness and reliability of the NC 621 has been widely proven on various platforms.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Gaz operated.
Average firing rate
750 rounds per minute
Ammunition stowage capacity
180 ammunition
Effective range
Up to 2,000m
STATUS
Qualification (achieved or in progress):
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Airbus Helicopters: Gazelle, Fennec, EC635, Panther, Puma, Cougar, NH90.
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Sikorky: H76 Eagle, UH-60 Black Hawk.
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Agusta Westland: A109, Super Lynx.
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Bell: 406 CS Kiowa/Jetranger.
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Pilatus: PC7, PC9.
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BAE Systems: Strikemaster.
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Marchetti: S-211.
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