Monday, June 16, 2014

Eurosatory 2014 Post 2

MCT-30 Protector Medium Caliber Turret

Kongsberg's MCT30 remote turret is being exhibited in General Dynamics Booth on a LAV 8x8 vehicle.

The turret is remotely operated under armor. It has got an ATK Mk44 30mm automatic cannon and a co-axial 7.62mm machine gun located to the top and left side of the main gun.

The main gun is fed from a Linkless Feed System from Meggitt. The system comprises of two lammo cans on either side of the main gun with 75 rounds each with a total ready to fire ammo capacity of 150 rounds.

The reloading is performed under armor. 

The turret has a pan-tilt style independent sight from CarlZeiss with thermal imager, day camera and LRF.

Turret moves from -10 deg to +45deg in elevation.

The brochure states that the main gun has First-Round-Select capability which indicates they have the stretched version of the Mk44 with closed bolt firing.

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