BAE Systems Debuts new Tactical Remote Turret (TRT) at Eurosatory

PARIS, France — BAE Sys­tems is launch­ing its new­ly designed tac­ti­cal remote tur­ret, the TRT-25, at Eurosato­ry in Paris. The tur­ret is dis­played for the first time on the Company’s new RG41 vehi­cle.

Tactical Remote Turret
Tac­ti­cal Remote Tur­ret
BAE Sys­tems’ lat­est tac­ti­cal remote tur­ret pro­vides self pro­tec­tion and ground fire sup­port

TRT-25 is a remote­ly oper­at­ed tur­ret designed specif­i­cal­ly to pro­vide self pro­tec­tion and ground fire sup­port for Light Armoured Vehi­cles (LAVs), Mine Pro­tect­ed Vehi­cles (MPVs) and Infantry Fight­ing Vehi­cles (IFVs). While its light weight reduces over­all vehi­cle load, the tur­ret packs pow­er­ful com­bat capa­bil­i­ties.

The TRT-25 draws on BAE Sys­tems’ expe­ri­ence in pre­vi­ous remote tur­ret tech­nol­o­gy devel­op­ment. It is designed as a high per­for­mance and effec­tive threat neu­tralis­er achiev­ing a fir­ing range of more than 2,000 meters, with day/night fight­ing and obser­va­tion capa­bil­i­ty. The turret’s con­trol sta­tion can be inte­grat­ed any­where in the vehi­cle allow­ing for increased vehi­cle inter­nal space for crew or extra pay­load. This sim­ple adap­ta­tion to vehi­cles makes it suit­able for deploy­ment in mul­ti­ple the­atres.

TRT-25 pro­vides a low cost solu­tion for both offen­sive and defen­sive sit­u­a­tions. The high­ly accu­rate per­for­mance with sim­ple-to-use oper­a­tor inter­face makes this tur­ret suit­able for almost any encounter,” said Den­nis Mor­ris, pres­i­dent of BAE Sys­tems Glob­al Tac­ti­cal Sys­tems.

The TRT-25’s sta­bil­i­sa­tion pro­vides full oper­a­tion when on the move, with auto­mat­ic opti­cal tar­get track­ing after man­u­al lock-on. This ‘on the move’ engage­ment and fir­ing capa­bil­i­ty is sig­nif­i­cant­ly impor­tant in a hos­tile engage­ment. The tur­ret has a video based elec­tro-opti­cal gun­ner sight and all cam­eras use auto-focus, with supe­ri­or lev­els of detec­tion, recog­ni­tion and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. A new­ly devel­oped rapid engage­ment func­tion, which is being patent­ed by BAE Sys­tems, will sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce the time for tar­get engage­ment. The laser range find­er on the TRT-25 has a range in excess of 12km.

TRT-25 basic infor­ma­tion

  • Descrip­tion: 25mm tac­ti­cal remote tur­ret.
  • Height: 1.05m (dri­ven by ele­va­tion spec­i­fi­ca­tion).
  • Width: 1.32m.
  • Weight: 850kg (includ­ing ammu­ni­tion and weapons of 400kg). Addi­tion­al armoured pro­tec­tion can be added.
  • Tur­ret ele­va­tion: -10 to +65.
  • Armament/Weapons: Dual-feed 25mm M242 Bush­mas­ter can­non with 2 x 130-round bins, a 7.62 mm machine­gun with 1 000 rounds, and 4 x 76mm smoke grenade launch­ers.

The tur­ret can eas­i­ly be adapt­ed to car­ry oth­er small­er cal­i­bre weapons. The sys­tem is equipped with elec­tro-mechan­i­cal dri­ves and sight equip­ment to allow for all round obser­va­tion, fast reac­tion time and accu­rate fir­ing.

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defence, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact

Natasha Pheif­fer, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +27 (0)11 747 3381 / +27 (0)79 526 2362

Peter Edwards, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +44(0)1252 384029 Mob: +44(0)7540 629857

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