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Northern Protector for ACV

Northern Protector for ACV 6 May, 2020

As the world begins to normalization process, the defence industry and military organizations continue their activities without slowing down.

The US Marine Corps (USMC) preferred ACV (Amphibious Combat Vehicle) to replace the AAV7 platforms in its inventory. In this context, parallel to the development and production process studies on armament of vehicles continue.

USMC has announced that it has chosen the Protector MCT-30 turret for platforms. Systems previously preferred by the US Army for Stryker Dragoon vehicles were developed by the Norwegian Kongsberg company. The main gun of the turret, the 30mm cannon, has a linkless feed system. The system, which performs ballistic calculations according to the ambient conditions automatically, offers a higher accuracy even on the move in any weather condition. MCT-30, which keeps personnel safety at the forefront thanks to the reloading under armour, has programmable ammunition firing capability. The system is able to store 75 ammunition ready to fire in each channel for a dual-feed cannon. Equipped with a 7.62 mm machine gun as a coaxial weapon, the MCT-30 offers the possibility to use the FGM-148 Javelin with the on-roof RCWS (Remote Controlled Weapon System).

USMC has announced that MCT-30 integrated platforms will be called ACV-30.

Northern Protector for ACV

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