Cantine Armament’s Advanced Lightweight Weapons Platforms (ALWiP®) can be adapted to numerous types of aircraft. These platforms are available in a variety of materials and configurations for a number of aircraft and are designed to meet the specific requirements of our customers.
The lightweight modular system is designed to be quickly installed, removed or reconfigured to support rapid deployments and flexible mission profiles. The ALWiP® can be optionally configured with mission specific equipment designed for specialized operations. The Advanced Lightweight Weapons Platform is a reliable and combat tested system.
Bell 407 MRH Series I ALWiP®
The Series I ALWiP® has been in service with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces since 2014 and outfits their fleet of Bell 407 MRH aircraft. These aircraft were deployed in 2014 and continue to be a reliable combat proven assist today.
The ALWiP® we developed for the 407 MRH is a lightweight, metal-based platform designed for maximum payload with minimum weight impact on the aircraft. Specifically designed lightweight mounts were developed for their gun systems including the 7.62mm M-134 “mini-gun” and .50 caliber GAU-19A/B Gatling gun. These weapons mounts are strategically located at several inboard attachment points. Fourteen inch NATO-standard 1,000 pound class ejector racks provided at the outboard weapon stations allow for installation of many standard payloads such as rocket launchers and missile launchers.