PROTECTOR RT40, a fully qualified and fielded turret system, selected as the lethality solution for the US Army Robotic Combat Vehicle Medium (RCV-M).
The PROTECTOR family includes three Remote Turret (RT) variants, the RT20, RT40 and RT60. The systems can be tailored to meet customer-specific requirements, - including key elements like protection level, sensor performance and whether operated by a single or multiple operators. Despite their differences all variants share great commonality in terms of system components and fire control architecture – the latter allowing all to be wirelessly operated when integrated on an unmanned vehicle.
Like all systems in the PROTECTOR family, the Remote Turrets benefit from KONGSBERGs 20+ years’ experience as the world’s leading provider of remote weapon systems.
The RT40 is a fully qualified and fielded turret system selected by the US Army Stryker brigade. The system includes the Bushmaster 30mm cannon and a linkless ammunition handling system. The operator interface of the system shares great commonality with the PROTECTIR RS variants, making an easy transition from one system to the other.
THE PROTECTOR REMOTE TURRET
The PROTECTOR Remote Turret provides highly accurate firepower. It is remotely controlled and operated from a protected position inside the vehicle compartment, - enhancing crew safety. The turret can be accessed and reloaded from under armour and the linkless ammunition handling system provides superior reliability compared to link fed systems. The remote turret eliminates the need for a basket taking up space inside the vehicle, - facilitating more space to transport troops or mission essential equipment, and reduces weight for better mobility.
FIRE CONTROL CAPABILITIES
The Remote Turrets include a combat proven fire control system based on fielded PROTECTOR weapon systems. The system automatically performs ballistic computations compensating for the lead angle, cant, tilt and vehicle motion, making targeting easier in the most challenging scenarios. The network-based fire control architecture enables wireless operation of the system - relevant for unmanned/robotic vehicles.
Through the KONGSBERG Integrated Combat Solution (ICS) the turret gains access to a number of enhanced lethality features like automated precision Hunter-Killer and target sharing between vehicles.