Thursday, March 23, 2023

America Shows off Multi-Mission ACV-30 with RT20 Remote Weapon System

Paris ($1=0.95 Euro) – During the international exhibition for the Defense and Security Eurosatory, held in the French capital Paris from June 13 to 17, the American division of the British company BAE Systems showed its amphibious combat vehicle. [ACV] Integrated Remote Weapon System in Kongsberg with PT20.

America Shows Off Multi-Mission Acv-30 With Rt20 Remote Weapon System
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ACV-30 replaces the campaign fighting vehicles of the US Marine Corps [EFV]A program that the Washington government called off in 2011 to pave the way for a new amphibious combat vehicle [ACV] The program is already underway and is being implemented by Iveco and BAE Systems.

Production of the ACV-30 has already started and both the companies will have to deliver over 500 units of the vehicle in a five-year contract starting in 2021. The ACV-30 will transport a total of 16 Marines. [3 crew members and 13 Marines], The vehicle is located 12 miles from shore and floats at a maximum speed of 8 knots, which is approximately 15 km/h. On land, the ACV-30 reaches a top speed of 105 km/h, and can cover a range of 523 km with a single refueling of the fuel tank.

The ACV-30 weighs 35 tons and has a payload of up to 7,280 pounds / 3,302 kilograms. Its range at sea is up to 12NM, followed by 250+ miles on land. The version displayed during the exhibition in Paris was armed with a 30 mm Bushmaster automatic cannon [XM813 or MK4], which is the main cannon in the PT20 Remote Weapon System. The RT20’s ammunition is 2×75 ready rounds, all NATO ammunition, or Super 40x180mm Programmable Air Burst Ammunition Feeding Linkless Ammunition. [PABA],

Textron Arv-30 Picked Kongsberg Protector Rt20 Remote Turret
Photo: Kongsberg

The weapon system also has a secondary weapon and is a 7.62 mm coaxial gun that is loaded with 200 rounds. The system provides for the possibility of integrating smoke grenade launchers, but according to the PT20 specification, this is only at the request of the customer.

The ACV-30 shown to the US Infantry at the Paris exhibition was equipped with standard RT20 armament, although Kongsberg offered the integration of turret roof accessories – a 12.7 mm machine gun, as well as a 40 mm anti-tank guided missile [ATGM], The PT20 is additionally equipped with daytime and thermal imaging cameras as well as a laser rangefinder [LRF],


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