The M134D is predominantly used in helicopters, and is now customizable to all military and commercial helicopters. As a modular system, it is easily adapted to any existing platform, and performs equally well in the Fixed Forward Fire or Crew Served modes. Dillon weapons, mounts, and ammunition handling systems have been integrated into 16 different rotary wing platforms totaling more than 817 separate aircraft installations.
On land, the M134D is presently deployed worldwide for convoy escort, border patrol, and VIP protection. Dillon M134s have been integrated into vehicles ranging from HMMWVs and Armored Personnel Carriers to the US Army CROWS Remote Weapons Station. Most recently, the M134 was made a requirement for the USSOCOM GMV1.1 program.
In the naval role, Miniguns are utilized in force protection on the U.S. and foreign blue water and riverine fleets, as well as fire support weapons on Special Operations boats. The Dillon Point Guard Naval Defense System was developed to provide protection against small Boat Born Improvised Explosive Devices (BBIED) and is in service with the US, UK, French, Italian, Colombian, and Peruvian Navies on a wide variety of Blue Water ships. The compact size and ease of use of the Minigun combined with its proven combat effectiveness provide small watercraft with a powerful punch.