SITNO, BAE Systems partner for TRT
BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa has announced plans to team with Slovakian company and SITNO subsidiary, PPS Vehicles, to offer the Tactical Remote Turret (TRT) to armed forces in the region. The partnership will enable BAE Systems to offer more customisation in its TRT products.
The TRT family of turrets is intended for a range of applications for armoured vehicles capable of supporting various weapon configurations. With a low-weight design philosophy in mind, the system provides the required firepower in a defensive and offensive role to high mobility tactical vehicles. In addition, the system’s high-firepower capabilities and low weight makes it feasible for amphibious applications.
The newly designed TRT is a family of remotely controlled turrets operated by a single gunner offering self-protection and ground fire support for Light Armoured Vehicles, Mine Protected Vehicles and Infantry Combat Vehicles.
The TRT base structure and Man Machine Interface is common for all configurations supporting a dedicated weapon cradle for the configuration of choice. The TRT’s armament suite consists of a rapid fire cannon, co-axial machine gun and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles or combination thereof.
According to BAE Systems, a simple vehicle interface enables integration of the system on existing vehicles for modernisation of older platforms. These will be further explored to expand on existing system benefits such as light weight, increased internal space for crew or load capacity, simple-to-use operator interface and on-the-move engagement and firing capability. The unique Rapid Target Designation function also significantly reduces time for target lock-on during engagements.
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