McDonnell Douglas Helicopters has completed the required tests to qualify three weapons for the commercial version of its MD Explorer helicopter. These include a pod-mounted M2 fifty caliber machinegun, a rocket pod with seven 70mm rockets, and a GAU-19A fifty-caliber gatling gun. The weapons mount with standard NATO bomb racks to two weapons stations. The Explorer is popular in Latin America and the Pacific Rim, where
for short landings.