Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract for the supply of unmanned turrets to the Brazilian Army ground forces, to be installed on the 6×6 armoured personnel carrier (APC).

Elbit Systems general manager Bezhalel Machlissaid that Brazil had become an important market and that this initial contract would lead to further cooperation in the future.

“Elbit Systems offers unique unmanned turrets solutions, a central feature in today’s modern urban battlefield. Our leadership in the field is based on our systems’ extensive operational experience, including newly emerging threats and non-conventional challenges.”

The Elbit Systems unmanned turret is a complete system, incorporating an automatic cannon up to 30mm, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, a laser warning system (LWS), commander panoramic sights and smoke grenade launchers. In addition to the aforementioned elements, the unmanned turret combines fully stabilised dual axes and an automatic target tracker.

The unmanned turret functions remotely and electrically, operated from within the crew compartment without exposure to external hazards. The system features proprietary Elbit Systems technology and represents a step function advance in response to asymmetric warfare challenges.