A Kongsberg remote medium caliber 30 mm turret mounted on the Marine Personnel Carrier Technical Demonstrator, the demonstrator vehicle that was the precursor to the Amphibious Combat Vehicle program.Buckle up, Marines: A variant of the Corps first new amphibious combat vehicle since the Vietnam War will officially come outfitted with a lightweight version of the Army's powerful new Stryker 30mm cannon. BAE Systems — the maker of the Marine Corps' brand new Amphibious Combat Vehicle — has selected Kongsberg’s MCT-30 remotely operated 30mm turret currently in use across the Army's Stryker fleet for use in the program, the company announced last week.


According to a Marine Corps Systems Command spokeswoman, the Corps' MCT-30 variant will be "a lighter weight version" of the Army's current Stryker system, using the Navy's standard Mk44 Bushmaster II rather than the Army's XM813 cannon.

BAE System was awarded several contract options for the ACV in June 2018 for the low-rate production of 30 vehicles, with plans for full production of some 704 ACVs to begin by 2020 at the earliest....MORE

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