|FNSS Sharpshooter Turret|
|Place of origin||Turkey|
|Used by||Malaysian Army|
|Designer||FNSS / BAE Systems|
|Caliber||25 mm caliber|
|Elevation||+49° to -8°|
|Rate of fire||200 rounds per minute|
|Muzzle velocity||1,100 m/s (3,610 ft/s)|
|Effective range||2,000m (1.2 miles)|
|Maximum range||6,800m (4.23 miles)|
|Feed system||Dual feed|
|Sights||Day/Night Secondary Sight : Four M27 Unity Vision Periscopes|
|Armor||Protection against 14.5x114mm|
|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 and FNSS. 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.
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