ALEXIS is a 20 x 102 mm calibre gas operated, reciprocating bolt, single barrel, lightweight cannon designed for use on rotary and fixed wing military aircraft, military vehicles, naval and coastguard vessels.
ALEXIS is a belt fed, disintegrating link weapon system with single shot and burst firing modes, with a variable pre-selected rate-of-fire of 300 or 750 shots per minute.
New design ammunition link for optimal feed and link ejection performance.
The feed system can be configured for use with M12 (M39 gun) or M14A2 (M61 gun) ammunition links.
|Calibre:||20 mm x 102 mm - NATO Standard|
|Gun mechanism:||Single barrel, electrically fired, gas operated,belt feed, disintegrating link|
|Rate of fire:||250 to 350 spm & 650 - 850 spm|
|Range (Effective)||1500 m (max)|
|Muzzle velocity:||1,030 m/s|
|Recoil force:||2.5 kN mean; 4.5 kN max|
|Weight of cannon (less magazine):||49 kgf|
|Cocking system:||Mechanical or electrical|
|Ammunition feed:||LH or RH (not switchable)|
|Length (Overall):||2.3 m|
|Length (Barrel & muzzle brake);||1.7 m|
|TP-T||Target practice Tracer|
|AP-T||Armour piercing Tracer|
|HEI||High explosive incendiary|
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