BAE Systems launched its newly designed tactical remote turret, the TRT-25, at the Eurosatory exhibition which started on 14 June 2010 in Paris. The turret will be on display on the Company’s new RG41 vehicle at the BAE Systems stand (Hall 6 – Booth J201).
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.