The Mini-Typhoon is a lightweight, naval, stabilized and remote operated machine gun system utilising the .50 calibre Browning Quick Change Barrel (QCB) heavy machine gun. The Mini-Typhoon provides perimeter protection for larger vessels.

Function Close-In Weapon System
Manufacturer Rafael and General Dynamics
Action Short recoil-operated
Feed Belt-fed (up to 230 rounds on mount)
Weight 140-170 kilograms
Rate of fire 450-575 rounds per minute
Ammunition 12.7mm x 99mm NATO rounds
Calibre 12.7mm (.50 cal)
Barrel length 1,143mm
Range 1,800 metres
  • Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR)
  • Destroyer, Guided Missile (DDG)
  • Landing Ship, Heavy (LSH)
  • Frigate, Helicopter (FFH)


Anti-missile and close-in weapon system