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EVPÚ Unveils Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated Turret at IDEB 2024

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EVPÚ Unveils Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated Turret at IDEB 2024

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Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated Turret
Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated Turret

Slovak defense company EVPÚ has unveiled the latest variant of its Turra 30 turret, the Turra 30-SA, at the International Defense Exhibition Bratislava (IDEB) 2024, held from May 14 to 16. This new remotely operated turret, developed in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems, represents a significant advancement in armored vehicle weaponry and defense technology. The Turra 30-SA is specifically designed for integration into both tracked and light wheeled armored combat vehicles. One of its standout features is the inclusion of the IAI Elta Systems Othello optical threat locator, a sophisticated sensor capable of detecting and tracking optical threats.

The remotely operated turret has a complete armament that includes a 30 mm automatic cannon of the MK-44S Bushmaster II or GTS-30/A type. the Turra 30-SA can fire programmable airburst munitions, providing effective countermeasures against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This capability addresses a growing need on the modern battlefield, where UAV threats are increasingly prevalent. Complementing the main cannon, the turret boasts a 7.62 mm machine gun of the FN MAG or PKT type, a SPIKE LR/LR-2 anti-tank guided missile launcher housed in a protective box casing with a moveable front cover, and two banks of (GALIX or HOLE) grenade launchers on either side of the turret.

Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated
Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated Turret. (Photo by EVPÚ)

Further enhancing its defensive capabilities, the Turra 30-SA includes a radar system and the ThunderBullet ELO-5220P optical and acoustic gunfire detection system. This addition enhances the turret’s situational awareness and threat response capabilities. These systems work in tandem to detect and neutralize incoming threats, providing comprehensive protection for the vehicle and its occupants. The turret’s design adheres to the NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) Level 3 ballistic protection standards, ensuring a high level of defense against small arms fire and shell splinters. EVPÚ has also indicated that the Turra 30-SA can be equipped with an active protection system (APS), which would add another layer of defense against incoming projectiles and missiles.

EVPU Defence was founded in 2001. The company is a member of the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic and holds valid ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certificates. EVPU Defence’s business activities include the development, design, production and service of the following products: Electro-optical surveillance systems; Surveillance and monitoring vehicles (equipped with day cameras, thermal imagers and laser rangefinders); Pan tilt positioners; Remote controlled weapon stations; Commander and gunner sights, Modular passive protection systems for armored vehicles (laser and radar irradiation detection system, awareness system, driver vision) and Special SW applications designed to control electro-optical systems.

Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated
Turra 30-SA Remotely Operated Turret. (Photo by EVPÚ)

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