To the untrained eye these turrets look virtually an identical, and presumably carry out the identical as effectively. Beneath the pores and skin nonetheless, the turrets have totally different capabilities and traits. The T2000 will not be merely ‘an MT30 with an EOS sticker’ as some have prompt. Crew Redback, led by Hanwha Protection Australia plan to show two turrets throughout the Land 400 Section 3 RMA – the Elbit Land Methods MT30 and the EOS Defence Methods T2000. The T2000 establishes a brand new know-how commonplace for medium calibre turrets, with superior options by no means beforehand supplied in a totally built-in resolution.

Launched in February 2019, the T2000 is a co-development with Israel-based protection firm Elbit Methods that mixes the construction and electrical drive {hardware} of the Elbit MT30 MK2 30 mm unmanned weapon station with the hearth management system (FCS), sensors, and consumer interface from the EOS Distant Weapon Station (RWS) vary. The T2000 turret fitted to the Hanwha Redback Infantry preventing car (IFV) have been tendered underneath the Land 300 Section 3 program. EOS joined Hanwha’s Crew Redback in 2019 to pursue the LAND 400 Section 3 IFV program in Australia.


EOS T2000 medium calibre turret

Baseline T2000 lethality choices embody a 25 mm to 50 mm predominant gun (Bushmaster M242 25 mm, Bushmaster Mk44 30/40 mm, Rheinmetall Mk-30/2 ABM 30 mm, Bushmaster Mk3 35/50 mm); as much as two 7.62 mm co-axial machine weapons (MAG 58 7.62 mm or Bushmaster Mk 52 7.62 mm Chain Gun); an built-in, shock-isolated pop-up launcher to accommodate both two Rafael Superior Defence Methods Spike LR2 or two Raytheon Missile Methods FGM-148 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs); and an EOS R400S Mk2 HD RWS with armament choices together with a 7.62 mm MG, a 40 mm computerized grenade launcher or M230LF 30 mm light-weight cannon. EOS can also be proposing its R150 (5.56–12.7 mm MG) in its place RWS choice.

The EOS widespread consumer interface ensures that any operator already educated on an EOS Distant Weapon System can straight transition to the T2000 at a lot decrease coaching burden. For organisations with navy car fleets comprising a number of platforms and weapon configurations this offers vital price financial savings in coaching, in addition to easing the on-going coaching and annual qualification burdens for all turret or weapon system operators. Commonality of sensors, human machine interfaces (HMI) and software program throughout the EOS household affords vital logistic and upkeep financial savings the place a number of EOS RWS and turrets are in-service.