Bushmaster IV

Manufacturer: Bofors Defence AB  
Product type: Weapons & Weapon Systems  
Name: Gun  

Multi-Role Weapon System

Bushmaster IV, the weapon system for both manned and Remotely-Controlled Turret (RCT) systems with multi-role performance.

This will give a tactical freedom for every operation and handling all aspect of escalating conflict situations.

The RCT system increases both survivability of the operators and performance.

The RCT system also decreases the weight and volume according manned systems.

The Bushmaster IV weapon system under development is the next generation Chain Gun combined with Bofors 40 mm L/70 ammunition (front page integrated in a CV 9040 turret).

The multi-role weapon system enhances the Bushmaster tradition of excellence with its design simplicity, external power, positive round control, ease of maintenance and constant velocity ammunition feed.

It incorporates significant system commonality for low-risk, proven performance.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Compact size and weight facilitates for new turrets and upgrades

  • Reliability, safety, low life cycle costs

  • Multi-role performance with the 40 mm 3P or APFSDS-T I and II against all types of targets and threats that we can expect now and in the foreseeable future

  • Proven low-risk technology with IM capability

  • Growth potential

The Bushmaster IV requires 5 hp (3.7 kW) at 24 volts to operate, fires from a cook off safe open bolt with absolute hangfire protection, and ejects forwards. It fires NATO standard 40×365mm ammunition from an integral linkless feed and has a recoil force of 62,272 N.

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Bushmaster IV
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