Gun Control Unit

Moog's gun control unit is the most advanced, processor controlled system available for the military's gun and cannon platforms.  This GCU is designed and qualified to MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-108 and MIL-STD-461/464 requirements. It is also Weapon Systems and Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB) certified.  Its first application was for the BAE/Rafael Mk38 Mod 2 remote weapon station for the US Navy. It can easily be modified or upgraded for other gun and cannon applications. 

Gun Control Unit Features:

  • Free-air convection cooled to +71oC with 500 amps peak and 250 amps continuous gun motor drive.  Higher current drive systems readily accommodated. 
  • Multiple communication bus options available
  • Performs full diagnostics (BIT) on GCU, cannon and portions of the weapon station.
  • Aluminum enclosure and cover. MIL-STD-C-5541/53072 conversion/CARC coatings.
  • Fully sealed and NBC decontamination. 
  • Multiple enclosure and mounting options available.
DC input voltage
28V per MIL-STD-1275C and MIL-STD-704F
Transient voltages (single fault)
100V surge, 250V spikes. Reverse voltage protected.
MIL-STD-461C: CE102, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116, RE102, RS102, RS103
MIL-STD-464: lightening, electrical bonding and grounding, upgradeable for TEMPEST nuclear weapons INR/EMP hardening, optional
Vibration: Method 514.5
Cat-24, Minimum Integrity Test Vehicle
Shock: Method 516.5-8
40g, 7.5ms
Humidity: Method 507.4
5 cycles, 95% RH
Salt Fog: Method 509.4
5%, 48 hours
Sand and Dust: Method 510.4
P-I and P-II, 6 hrs
Fungus: Method 508.5
28 days
Altitude: Method 500.4
P-I, no operation; P-II, operation; P-III, rapid decompression
MIL-STD-108E, Procedure 4.13, 1m, 1hr
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13" x 8" x 4"
< 16 lbs