SHAH ALAM: Thanks to FareedLHS, we now have more information on the AV8.According to FareedLHS:”It looks like SIPRI updated their arms transfer database, because there are some items listed for the AV8 that I don’t believe were listed the last time I looked a few months ago.”
According to SIPRI database:
8 – 2R2M 120mm mortars (France);
257 – BFM 2015 diesel engines (Germany);
216 – Ingwe anti-tank missiles (South Africa);
123 – LCT-30 turrets (South Africa);
54 – MCT turrets (South Africa);
54 – Rogue turrets (South Africa)
122 – Pars IFVs (Turkey)
89 – Pars APCs (Malaysia – licensed production)
46 – Pars IFVs (Malaysia – licensed production)
Based on the data above, it appears that the AV8 will be fitted with three different turrets, two from Denel (the LCT 30 ATGM with the 30 mm gun and Ingwe missiles, and the MCT (12.7mm gun) and the Rogue turret from another South African manufacturer, Reutech. The MCT and Rogue turrets are remote controlled system while the LCT 30 is a two man turret.
Why two RWS? I have no idea but while the Denel MCT is meant for the 12.7mm Ma Deuce, there are two version of the Rogue turret, the Land Version (also for 12.7mm) and the Super Rogue which is fitted with a 20mm gun. I will try to find out which one but no promises.
Many thanks to FareedLHS for the Tip
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