BAE Systems selects MCT-30 for USMC vehicles
BAE Systems has selected Kongsberg’s MCT-30 turret for use in its USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) programme. The company will deliver up to 150 turrets with test unit deliveries expected to commence in 2021.
The MCT-30 is the first remotely operated 30mm turret to be qualified and fielded in the US and provides highly accurate firepower for wheeled and tracked vehicles. It uses a link-less medium calibre cannon and has multi-user functions for a range of platforms.
Pål Bratlie, Executive VP for Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, said: ‘The ACV-30 with Kongsberg’s MCT-30 turret signifies a powerful lethality capability for the Marine Corps, representative of a new era in US amphibious operations.’
The US Army previously ordered MCT-30s to increase lethality of its Stryker Brigade in Europe in 2015 and it became the main armament of the Dragoon (ICV-D) Strykers.
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