Commando Helicopter Force get to grips with new gun

Crews in the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) have got their hands on a new and improved door gun ahead of 16 Air Assault Brigade’s deployment to Afghanistan in October.

846 Naval Air Squadron began training aircrew on their new FN Herstal M3M .50-inch-calibre (12.7mm) door-mounted weapon system while supporting 16 Air Assault Brigade during their final training exercise on the Salisbury Plain Training Area in July.

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Why has it taken so long for the M3M to be cleared for CHF to use on Herrick yet 815 have been using it since 2004?

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