BAE SYSTEMS SELECTS KONGSBERG’S MCT-30 TURRET FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS ACV PROGRAM
On May 13th Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) could announce that it has been selected by BAE Systems, Inc. to design and manufacture the remote Medium Caliber Turret (MCT) for the United States Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) -30 program.
The statement wrote that:
"KONGSBERG will deliver up to 150 MCTs in a phased program as part of this contract. Test article delivery will commence early 2021 followed by production phases.
The KONGSBERG MCT-30 is the first remotely operated 30mm turret to be qualified and fielded in the United States. The system provides highly accurate firepower for wheeled or tracked combat vehicles. It is remotely controlled and operated from a protected position inside the vehicle compartment for optimized crew safety".
The full statement can be read here:
The announcement was also featured in Defense Daily, read the full article here: https://www.defensedaily.com/bae-systems-selects-kongsbergs-medium-caliber-turret-acv-variant/navy-usmc/