A turret is a type of weapon that is mounted in a high slot. In order to mount a turret on a ship, an empty turret hardpoint must be available.
There are three kinds of turrets in-game:
Hybrid and projectile turrets must be loaded with an appropriate type of ammunition, which is consumed when firing, while laser turrets require frequency crystals, which are not generally consumed, to be installed in order to fire. Hybrid and especially laser turrets consume capacitor charge to fire, while projectile turrets do not.
- See also: missile launcher, smartbomb