Kongsberg Supplies Turret for BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The vehicle mounts a Kongsberg-manufactured PROTECTOR RT-20 remote turret system with highly accurate firepower
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:48 AM, May 1, 2024
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Kongsberg Supplies Turret for BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems delivered the first production representative test vehicle (PRTV) of the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle 30mm Cannon (ACV-30) to the U.S. Marines earlier this year which includes a Kongsberg- manufactured PROTECTOR RT-20 turret.

ACV-30 is the third variant in the ACV family of vehicles designed, developed, and built since BAE Systems was selected as the prime contractor for the program in 2018.

We are proud to be working with BAE Systems and partners on a vehicle and weapon system that will increase the USMC firepower and the capacity of the Marines. The PROTECTOR RT-20 is a modern remotely operated turret with highly accurate firepower for wheeled, tracked, and robotic combat vehicles,” said Jørgen Bull, Vice President, land systems at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.

Kongsberg Supplies Turret for BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The vehicle mounts a stabilized, medium caliber Remote Turret System manufactured by KONGSBERG that provides the lethality and protection Marines need while leaving ample room for troop capacity and payload while keeping the crew under armor.

The remote turret eliminates the space requirement of legacy turreted cannon systems and provides more room to transport troops and associated mission essential equipment and reduces weight for better mobility.

Said Garrett Lacaillade, vice president of the amphibious vehicles product line for BAE Systems. “The collaboration we have with Kongsberg on this PRTV enables our customer to see and test a modern and lethal firepower technology on the battlefield.”

 

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