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IDEX 2017: Burevestnik unveils new 30 mm remotely operated turret

22 February 2017
Burevestnik's new 30 mm remotely operated turret on display at IDEX. Source: IHS Markit/Charles Forrester

Russian company Burevestnik displayed its 30 mm remotely operated turret for the first time at the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi.

A Burevestnik representative told Jane's that the turret was developed to meet a Russian army requirement for a weapon station that can be fitted to a 4x4 version of the Kamaz Tayfun (Typhoon) family of armoured vehicles, and has now also been marketed for foreign customers.

He said that its combination of lightweight, limited intrusion into the vehicle, and its ability to be powered by existing electrical systems made it ideal for militaries that want to add heavy fire power to their light armoured vehicles.

It has a dual-feed 30Ú165 mm 2A42 cannon with a coaxial 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun mounted on the left side of the turret. The two feeds for the main gun are fed respectively from 200 and 100 magazines that can be reloaded from inside the vehicle.

The electro-optical sight system is not independently stabilised but mounted directly on top of the stabilised main gun. It has day and infrared cameras, a laser range finder that is linked to a fire control system with a ballistic computer to help accurately lay the weapon, as well as an automatic target tracker.

The turret intrudes around 10-15 cm into the vehicle and weighs just 1.1 tonnes, even though it is armoured to STANAG Level 2, according to the Burevestnik representative.

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