|Manufacturer:||GM Defence - Delco Defense Systems Operations|
GM Defense Delco Systems' LAV-30 TOW turret system is a complete two-man turret system with TOW missile power for tracked and wheeled light armored vehicles (LAVs).
Evolved from the fielded Delco LAV-25 TOW turret system, the LAV-30 TOW turret puts well-proven modern fighting capability into today's light armored vehicles.
GM Defense has long been a world leading supplier of light armored vehicle turret systems. The experience from the fielded LAV-25 and LAV-25 TOW turrets enabled GM Defense to produce this next generation light armored 30mm TOW turret system. The LAV-30 TOW turret system is an advanced turret system designed to defeat the entire spectrum of battlefield threats including ground and helicopter engagements while providing the crew with protection against small arms. Subsystem commonality was achieved by using existing production hardware; TOW launchers, mechanically-linked sight, dual axis stabilized sight, laser range finder, second generation thermal sight, Bushmaster II or MK-4430mm cannon.
The LAV-30 TOW turret system is easy to operate and highly reliable. The system integrates turret drive and controls, sights, and weapons for fire-on-the-move capability. Both commander and gunner have ready access to all turret functions.
The main weapon of the LAV-30 TOW turret is a rapid-firing chain-fed 30mm cannon. The secondary weapon is a 7.62mm machine gun aimed coaxially with cannon. Pintle-mounted weapon options include a 7.62mm or customer-specified machine gun.
Available sights include high quality direct view optics, image intensifiers, and second generation thermal sights. Sights and weapons are stabilized providing for fire-on-the-move capability with very high accuracy. Fire control options include a displaced reticle, director, or director with auto-tracker. Periscopes provide additional situation awareness.