Sharpshooter Turret

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FNSS Sharpshooter Turret
FNSS Sharpshooter Turret cropped.JPG
Sharpshooter Turret mounted on DefTech AV8
Type Turret
Place of origin  Turkey
Service history
Used by Malaysian Army
Production history
Designer FNSS Defence Systems, Turkey / BAE Systems, U.K.
Manufacturer FNSS Defence Systems
Weight 1,500 kg
Crew 1

Caliber 25 mm caliber
Action Chain gun
Elevation +49° to -8°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 200 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 1,100 m/s (3,610 ft/s)
Effective firing range 2,000m (1.2 miles)
Maximum firing range 6,800m (4.23 miles)
Feed system Dual feed
Sights Day/Night Secondary Sight : Four M27 Unity Vision Periscopes

Armor Protection against 14.5×114mm
25 mm M242 Bushmaster cannon with dual feed
7.62 mm MAG58 or M240C

The Sharpshooter Turret was developed by BAE Systems (FMC and later United Defense) in 1980. In 1995–1997 it was updated for production by BAE Systems and FNSS Defence Systems. The turret is a one-man stabilized turret equipped with dual weapon system incorporating a rapid firing M242 Bushmaster 25 mm cannon and a coaxially mounted 7.62 mm machine gun. These weapons are mechanically linked to a gunner’s day/night sighting system incorporating a Thermal Imager and Laser Rangefinder.

The turret is fitted with an all-electrical drive system, which incorporates a 2 axis stabilization for Firing on the Move.

The Sharpshooter’s main armament has two primary functions: defeat lightly armored threat vehicles and provide responsive fire support. Fire support not only aids dismounted infantry, but also allows pockets of enemy resistance to be suppressed quickly, permitting the infantry to remain mounted and the momentum of mechanized operations to be sustained. It is also very effective in urban operations where single shot precision firing is required to engage targets in upper floors of buildings.[1]


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