Cover case study for the MK 38 Mod 3

Transhield Cover Case Study: The MK 38 Mod 3

October 26, 2020 / in Protective Covers, Case Study, Transhield / by Matt Robbins

The U.S. Navy’s Mk 38 Mod 3 Gun Weapon System is a stabilized self-defense weapon that dramatically improves ships’ self-defense capabilities. The system is equipped with both the 25mm M242 Bushmaster main gun and an option for a coaxially mounted 7.62mm Mk 52 Mod 0 automatic chain gun to cover all mission needs. 

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How we covered it 
For this cover we used our ArmorDillo® anti-corrosion fabric for heavy duty protection while at sea. The cover-fabric is waterproof, 99.9% UV ray blocking, and provides a vapor corrosion inhibitor barrier on the
equipment that protects it from corrosion up to 95%.
The cover is a 3-piece set with:
    • removable optics cover
    • removable barrel sleeve
    • removable body cover
    • easy to install and remove

MK38 MOD 3_arrowaThe removable optics cover allows the ship to keep the gun components protected while conducting surveillance in non-firing situations. The removable barrel sleeve allows for ease of maintenance on the barrel without removing the entire cover.


The Transhield ArmorDillo cover protects the Mk 38 Mod 3 Gun Weapon System from the harsh environments at sea including salt spray, dirt and grime, wind, and sun damage. The result for U.S. Navy ships has been a weapon system that’s mission ready when needed and requires less maintenance and corrosion-mitigation time.

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About the Author

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Matt Robbins is  a 26-year veteran of the US Navy, Matt spent most of his career serving aboard surface combat vessels as a fire controlman and electronic weapon system technician. He now leads Transhield's sales efforts to the US Navy on the west coast.


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Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.


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