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Eurosatory 2022: Leonardo makes HITFACT II turret available for more applications

24th June 2022 - 15:30 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


The 120mm HITFACT II turret's first production application is the Centauro II but it is now being marketed for other platforms (Photo: CIO)

As Italy's Centauro II enters full production, Leonardo is offering the HITFACT II 120mm turret (on display at Eurosatory 2022) for installation on other new and upgraded platforms.

Now that the latest CIO Centauro II 8x8 Mobile Gun System (MGS) is in production for the Italian Army, Leonardo is marketing its HITFACT II turret for installation on other platforms, tracked and wheeled. This includes new vehicles as well as upgrading older ones to extend their operational lives.

The first contract for the Italian Army was for 11 Centauro II MGS comprising the single prototype brought up to full production standard, and ten brand new production vehicles plus a two-year support package. These Centauro II's turrets are designated the 2.0 configuration.

In December 2020 a contract was placed with CIO for a further

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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