Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at $80 million to supply unmanned turrets for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (“AFVs”) of an Asian-Pacific country. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply 30mm-gun unmanned light turrets that integrate sensors and display systems for enhanced situational awareness, target acquisition capabilities, fire control systems and weapon systems of various types, enabling significant mission performance upgrade for the Armoured Fighting Vehicles. The UT30MK2 is the latest generation armament system for armored personnel carriers (APC) developed by Elbit Systems.
As a configurable unmanned turret, the UT30MK2 offers high- performance firepower for firing on both stationary and on-the- move targets, with the highest first-round and burst hit probability on the market. Fully overhead with no deck penetration, the UT30MK2 does not compromise the vehicle’s armor protection and preserves existing space within the vehicle while ensuring crew safety. Designed with a very low profile, the UT30MK2 encompasses a broad range of sub-systems, including fire control, electrical drive stabilization, gunner and commander sights, battle management and protection system ? all developed in- house to deliver reliable, high-performance firepower on the battlefield.
The UT30MK2 armament includes the ATK MK44 ABM 30 mm gun and a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun delivering the highest first-round and burst hit probability on the market. ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missiles) are fully integrated with the Turret and Turret Fire Control System, Laser Warning System (LWS) and optional Smoke Grenade Launcher System (SGL). The turret’s modular design enables other armament alternatives to be supported and integrated. Fully overhead with no deck penetration, the UT30MK2 does not compromise the vehicle’s armor protection and preserves existing space within the vehicle. With electro-optics designed specifically for land applications and full ballistic protection, the UT30MK2 offers under-armor reload capability, back-up operation and immediate action capabilities.
Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land, said: “I believe that Elbit Systems is uniquely positioned to address the renewed and growing demand by militaries around the globe to improve the operational capabilities of their armoured platforms, due to our ability to provide comprehensive integrated solutions.”
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems and munitions.