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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
THL 30
30mm TURRET FOR HELICOPTERS
MISSION
When armed with a turreted cannon,
helicopters are provided with a real air-to- air
protection capability as well as a highly
accurate air-to-ground fire support capability.
This significantly reduces collateral effect
risks when engaging ground targets.
The THL 30 turret is designed to be fitted to
attack helicopters and upgrade helicopters
initially dedicated to transport or observation.
This turret is developed around the 30 M 781
cannon. It fires the NATO-standard 30mm
x 113 ammunition. The 30mm calibre, the effectiveness of which has been demonstrated on the
MIRAGE aircraft, provides the best weight-to-firepower ratio.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Cannon
30 M 781
Average firing rate
720 rounds per minute
Ammunition stowage capacity
450
Effective range
Up to 2,000m
Firing modes
Limited or unlimited bursts
STATUS
In service on the Airbus helicopter TIGRE helicopter (France, Spain, Australia).
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