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CMI Defence Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon Systems
 
 
 
Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon System Station turret technical data sheet description specifications information intelligence pictures photos images CMI Defence Cockerill Belgium Belgian army weapons Defence industry military technology
 
Description

At Eurosatory 2012, the Belgian Defence Company CMI Defence unveils a new turret in its range of products, the Cockerill medium calibre weapon systems. Acclaimed as designer and integrator of weapon systems, CMI Defence is marked out by its innovative approach to designing turrets and weapon stations on a flexible modular architecture. Modularity Acclaimed as designer and integrator of weapon systems, CMI Defence is marked out by its innovative approach to designing turrets based on a flexible modular architecture. Its experience and technical expertise in integrating cutting-edge multi-functional weapon systems into lightweight air-transportable armoured vehicles provides CMI Defence with a unique capability: integrate all types of medium calibre guns (25-50 mm) into turret systems that make full use of CMI Defence's proven modules and technologies developed for its large calibre CT-CV™ and LCTS90 Weapon Systems. One of the key features of the CMI Defence Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon Systems is the flexibility of the design. Independent of all vehicle and subsystem manufacturers, CMI Defence is able to integrate into its medium calibre turret designs a range of cannons, secondary armaments, sighting systems, protection systems and other subsystems. This adaptability allows CMI to offer solutions tailored to meet the ever demanding operational needs of armed forces worldwide, also taking into account their existing fleets.

 
Variants
All of CMI Defence's integrated medium calibre weapon systems are based on automatic cannon as specified and selected by the prospective customer. A non-exhaustive list is set out below by way of example:
 
Calibre
Cannon examples
Upgradeability
25mm
M242 Bushmaster
Oerlikon KBA
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30mm
ATK MK44
Mauser MK30-2
40 mm (SuperShot)
35 mm
ATK Bushmaster III
Oerlikon Type KD Series
50 mm
40 mm
ATK Bushmaster IV
Bofors L/70
CTAI CTWS (Case Telescoped Weapon System)
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Technical Data
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Firepower

The Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon Systems is 2-man turret which can be armed with medium calibre cannon from 25 to 50mm calibre. The turret is able to rotate on 360° with a maximum elevation of 60° and depression of -20°. The turret is fully stabilized which allows firing on the move against static and moving targets. The system can use two types of ammunitions including programmable rounds. The turret can be armed with secondary armaments such as grenade launchers of different calibres and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. The turret has also the possibility to be equipped with a whole range of other armaments as anti-tank missiles, overhead weapon stations or pintle mounted machine guns.

Firing and Observation Systems
The firing control system of the Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon Systems is equipped with 2-axis stabilised Day/night (thermal camera) gunner sighting system with laser range finder and a ballistic computer to engage ground and low speed airborne targets at 1,500 to 2,000 m. There is also 2-axis stabilized Day / Night (thermal camera) panoramic sighting with laser range finder (giving hunter-killer capability). Each member of the crew has a display which provides images information about the sighting systems (including video), turret operations controls and close situational awareness system.
Design and Protection
The Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon Systems provides a ballistic protection up to Level 5 (STANAG 4569) against 25mm APDS-T ammunitions at 500m and 155mm artillery shells with add-on armour. The turret is designed with modularity for integration of add-on systems and subsystems, without recourse to a complete weapon system re-design. It also offers a Growth potential and upgradeability to reflect advances in technology or changes in user requirements. The turret can be fitted with different types of self-defence and warning systems as active protection system, anti-sniper detection, battlefield management system, defensive aid suites, fire extinguisher system, friend of foe identification and laser warning detectors. The Advanced ergonomic design of commander's and gunner's operating stations enhancing overall functionality.
 
Main Characteristics
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The Cockerill Medium Calibre turret family is based on the same architecture and integrates the same advanced and proven designs as the CT-CV™ and the LCTS90 Weapon Systems.
 
Weapon station with access to the equipment under protection.
Dual mode sighting system for panoramic observation and firing:
- 2 axis stabilised
- Day/night (thermal camera)
- Laser range finderaaa
Fast motion electro-mechanical power control system
- n x 360° rotation
- Maximum depression/elevation: -20° to +60°
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Ballistics computer to engage ground and low speed airborne targets
Digital electronic architecture (CAN Bus)
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Fully stabilised weapon station allowing
firing on the move and at moving targets
Display for the operator providing:
- Access to images of sighting systems
- Station operation control
- Close situational awareness system
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Secondary armament:
- 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
- Providing for integration of grenade launchers of different calibres (66 mm, 76 mm, ...)
Ballistic protection up to Level 5 (STANAG
4569) with add-on armour
Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon Systems is designed to incorporate all types of medium calibre guns from 25 to 50 mm.
 
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Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon System Station turret technical data sheet description specifications information intelligence pictures photos images CMI Defence Cockerill Belgium Belgian army weapons Defence industry military technology
Cockerill Medium Calibre Weapon System Station turret technical data sheet description specifications information intelligence pictures photos images CMI Defence Cockerill Belgium Belgian army weapons Defence industry military technology
 
 
About CMI Defence
 

CMI Group, headquartered near Liège in Belgium, is knowned for its combinaison of experience in Engineering and Maintenance in Defence, Energy and Industry sectors. CMI’s expertise lays mainly in energy, metal, transportation and defence. Since the seventies, CMI-Defence has specialized in weapon systems for Armoured Vehicles.
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