October 31 2019
South Africa’s defense procurement agency, Armscor, has revealed efforts to develop a mechanism to retract the 20-mm chin gun on the domestically developed Rooivalk attack helicopter, reports Defence Web (South Africa). The retraction mechanism is needed to protect the cannon from dust and debris kicked up by rotor wash that can cause weapon malfunctions, said an Armscor report. The mechanism would retract and cover the cannon during takeoff and landing to prevent dust from...
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