The M134 7.62mm minigun was designed to provide a lightweight high rate of fire armament package for use on helicopters and light fixed-wing aircraft. It is an electrically driven, 6 barreled, rotary action weapon. The basic M61 Vulcan has been simplified and redesigned to fire percussion primed 7.62mm ammunition.
Drive Motor: the improvements allow the motor to be lighter and extend the service life at the same time.
Fire Control Unit: the upgraded fire control unit has state-of-the-art electronics.
Feeder/Delinker: it has an upgraded cartridge handoff system and has been finished with a new high-performance coating that will increase longevity and enhance operation in all environments.
Barrel Cluster Assembly: it has been re-engineered to both lighten the weapon system and improve its performance. The newly designed flash suppressor completely eliminates the blinding flash that was a constant problem with older systems.
Bolts: the material and coatings used in the M134G greatly improve the longevity of the system.
Grip Assembly: the M134G spade grip assembly is integral with the receiver through a new proprietary mounting lug. The new mounting area greatly improves the rigidity of the system.
Rail System: the upgraded model incorporates a rail system that allows the mounting of several accessories. These accessories include scopes, electronic sights, lasers and spot lights.