DEFA 553 30mm Cannon
The GIAT DEFA 553 is a 30mm gas-operated five-chamber revolver cannon using pyrotechnic cocking and electrical ignition.
It was developed from the DEFA 552 in 1957. Compared to the DEFA 552, the new version provided a new feed system, nitro-chrome steel barrel, forged drum casing, improved electrical reliability, a decrease in muzzle pressure and ease of maintenance.
It fires a range of 30 mm ammunition in various types, and is capable of continuous fire or of 0.5-second or 1-second bursts.
243 g (8.6 oz)
High explosive / Incendiary
Armour piercing / High explosive / Incendiary
High explosive / Fragmentation
Cheetah (fuselage x 2)
Impala MkII (fuselage x 2)
Mirage F1 (fuselage x 2)