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IDEX 2017: Textron to develop larger turrets

22nd February 2017 - 05:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi

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With an increasing demand for more lethality on vehicles, US vehicle manufacturer Textron has decided to develop its own larger calibre turret line.

The company already makes its own turrets that can fit a 40mm grenade launcher or .50 cal machine gun. These are fitted to the MSFV 4x4 vehicles in Afghanistan and the Commando Select vehicles sold to Iraq and Colombia but now they are taking the next step to build 30mm gun turrets and larger.

At IDEX, Jonathan Dalrymple, VP for business development at Textron's Marine and Land Systems division told Shephard that although their vehicle ranges can

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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