Successful live-fire testing and demo of the Remote Turret 60-Boxer in Norway
There is an increasing trend for military Land Forces around the World to replace manned crew-served weapon systems on vehicles, with remote controlled weapon systems, to improve crew protection, improve precision and reduce collateral damage, provide enhanced situational awareness and to increase the lethality of fielded weapon systems. This has coincided with Land Forces world-wide introducing 8x8, wheeled, Armoured Fighting Vehicles into their operational fleets.
Credit: Camilla Myrvik / KONGSBERG
The RT60, whose pedigree lies with the RT20, being delivered to the USMC as part of the ACV Programme, and the RT40, delivered to the US Army STRYKER Programme, enhances both these capabilities, to provide a technologically advanced, highly reliable, remote turret capability, well suited to modern, and future, military operations. KONGSBERG Remote Turrets have already been integrated on a wide variety of vehicles, including on a number of Unmanned Ground Vehicles, where the ability to safely operate and fire the remote turrets via remote control over radio has been well-proven.