Stryker 8×8 vehicles Kongsberg’s MCT30 Remote Turret


The U.S. Senate has approved a $371 million U.S. Army budget for General Dynamics‘ Stryker armored vehicle. General Dynamics will equip the Stryker 8×8 armoured vehicles with a Medium Caliber Remote Weapons Station. At AUSA 2014, Konsgberg from Norway has presented a project of Stryker vehicle fitted with its Protector turret MCT30. Stryker 8×8 armoured vehicle fitted with Konsberg MCT30 remote weapon station at AUSA 2014, defense exhibition in Washington D.C.

Remote Turret Stryker MCT30 2

The PROTECTOR MCT30 provides highly accurate firepower for wheeled and tracked combat/armored vehicles. The system is remotely controlled and operated from a protected position inside the vehicle compartment. The main armament is a 30mm automatic cannon equipped with a link less ammunition handling system for increased reliability compared to traditional link fed cannon systems.

Remote Turret Stryker MCT30Remote Tur

The system is remotely controlled and operated from a protected position inside the vehicle compartment. 

XM813 rapid-fire 30mm autocannon

XM813 Linkless

Linkless Ammunition Feed System with Two 75 Round Ammo Boxes on Each Side of 30mm Cannon


Traditional link fed cannon systems

The Konsberg Protector RWS (Remote Weapon Station) on the LAV Demonstrator was armed with an ATK Mk44 30mm automatic cannon and a co-axial 7.62mm machine gun located to the top and left side of the main gun.


The turret is remotely operated under armor to increase the protection for the gunner. It is equipped with a dual ammunition feed with 75 rounds each and can carry a total of 150 rounds ready to fire.

AmmoBox inside hull

The ammunition boxes for the main gun and the coax gun that were generally in the basket for the two-men turret have to be relocated to the turret hull. The former 2 men turret hull did not include these, so it usually means you have to increase the turret hull size to accommodate the ammo boxes. These ammo boxes takes up considerable volume inside the turret hull for a remote turret.

The medium caliber automatic cannon and coaxial machine gun combined with optional non-lethal effects provides the vehicle crew the necessary tools to engage in a wide spectrum of situations and to conduct Escalation of Force. The availability of having two ammunition types simultaneously gives the flexibility to configure the system to engage both soft and hard targets beyond 3,000 meters.


A Commander’s sight solution, based on the PROTECTOR RWS family, gives the commander an independent surveillance and lethal/non-lethal engagement capability and enables a two way hunter/killer capability.

U.S. Army Spc. Ruben Casiano Jr., from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, uses the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle's remote weapon system to scan the area for enemy contact during Talisman Sabre 2007 in Shoalwater Bay, Australia, June 20, 2007. The biennial exercise is designed to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations, which will help improve combat readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sandra M. Palumbo) (Released)stryker_interior_by_detroitdemigod-d3ec03x

Source: War Fare Tech,  Wheeled Armoured Vehicles Part Deux


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