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CMI Defence CT-CV® Weapon System (105 mm) Turret gun 105 120 mm
 
 
 
CT-CV weapon system 105 120 mm turret armoured armored cockerill gun vehicle design development production manufacturer Belgium Belgian industry CMI Defence
 
Description

CMI Defence has designed the CT-CV turret as a 105 mm low-recoil, air-portable turret, suitable for installation on the MOWAG Piranha III and IV 8 × 8, Steyr Pandur II 8 × 8, Patria AMV, BAE Systems Pegasus and Giat (now Nexter) VBCI. The CT-CV turret has been subjected to a rapid development program in parallel with a series of tests and trials in Switzerland and the UK throughout 2004 and 2005. To meet the present and future requirements of modern armed forces for powerful weapons, CMI Defence introduced the CT-CV Weapon System (gun and turret). A series of successful trials and stringent tests have been conducted and its final qualification is underway. The two-man turret and gun have been completely developed in-house by CMI using its long experience. The system is compatible with all current NATO 105mm ammunition but the barrel has been designed to be able to fire ammunition with higher pressure as well as smart ammunition and guided missiles. The CT-CV Weapon System is a fully stabilized turret allowing firing on the move and at moving targets. The CT-CV is definitely the most advanced and innovative system available today to serve the needs of modern armed forces. This turret is specifically designed for air-transportable light armored vehicles. CMI-Defence presents at Eurosatory 2010 the Falarick 105, the new anti-tank guided missile launched from the Cockerill CV gun. It’s in Scotland that CMI has demonstrated the effectiveness and accuracy of the CT-CV Weapon System gun launched missile which confirms the positioning of this turret system as an advanced 105 mm, the benchmark in large calibre weapon systems.
At the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2012 in Poland, the Polish Company AMZ and the Belgian Company CMI Defence present a new joint product the WILK FSV (Fire Support Vehicle) which is based on the Rosomak 8x8 chassis equipped with the CT-CV 105 mm turret systems.

     
CMI Defence CT-CV 105mm turret systems mounted on the Polish armoured vehicle chassis Rosmak at MSPO 2012 defence Exhibition in Poland.
CMI Defence CT-CV 105mm turret systems mounted on the Polish armoured vehicle chassis Rosmak at MSPO 2012 defence Exhibition in Poland.
 
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The 105 mm CV rifled gun is fitted with a single-stage muzzle brake, thermal sleeve and fume extractor. To reduce recoil forces below 150 kN, the barrel is fitted with a highly efficient muzzle brake and two parallel recoil brakes. The barrel is of Electro-Slag Refined (ESR) steel and has a 20 per cent supplementary pressure margin for future growth potential. It is fitted with a semi-automatic vertical sliding breech mechanism and an electrical ignition mechanism. The 105 mm CV rifled gun can fire all NATO standard ammunition. In developing the weapon other ammunition related developments have been taken into account, including smart ammunition and guided munitions. Particular attention has been paid to safety and comfort of the crew. The crew is seated low in the turret to take advantage of the vehicle hull protection. For safety reasons too, the crew and ammunition compartments are independent and separated by a firewall; in addition, crew protection is ensured thanks to a safety fuse plate above the ammunition rack. The CT-CV turret is equipped with a full autoloader ammunition rack, with a capacity of 12 ready rounds in lightweight configuration, and 15 ready rounds in standard configuration (additional rounds will be stowed in the vehicle allowing reloading under armor). After tests in Scotland during year 2010, the Weapon System CT-CV can firing now the anti-tank missile Falarick 105 from the Cockerill 105 mm CV gun. With its laser beam guidance system, the Falarick 105 is able to wipe out fixed & moving armoured targets, helicopters and fortifications at a distance of 5 kilometres. Its tandem hollow-charged warhead allows it to destroy targets under 550 mm of armour and behind ERA or their equivalent.

Production and usage
The CMI Defence CT-CV Weapon System was shown for the first time in 2004. For trials purposes it has already been installed on a Swiss MOWAG Piranha III (8 × 8), Patria Vehicles Armoured Modular Vehicle (8 × 8) and Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pandur (8 × 8) chassis. Textron Marine & Land Systems of the US has a license to undertake marketing and production of this turret for the North American market. As of April 2008, there were no sales of this turret system. The CTC-CV is a fully compatible for air-transportable armored vehicles with C-130 airplane. The Turret is only 4,000 kg in lightweight configuration and in transportation conditions (no add-on armor, no ammunition) allowing a complete vehicle weight below 17,250 kg. The system is ready to fire immediately upon leaving the aircraft and is capable of panoramic observation after 15 minutes. The complete system can be prepared in about 4 hours, including the installation of a pintle-mount or RWS and the fitting of add-on armor.
Accessories
The CT-CV Weapon System Turret is equipped with an automatic loader which contains 16 rounds in standard configuration and 12 rounds in air-deployable configuration. The sighting system for both the gunner and the commander consists in two identical displays, one for day vision and the other one for night vision. A panoramic sight gives the commander observation and hunter killer capabilities. Back up devices are foreseen to allow continued use of the turret in case of loss of electrical power supply. One of most striking features of this new system resides in its BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) firing capabilities thanks to a 42° gun elevation, adapted to urban and mountainous warfare conditions as well as allowing firing against airborne targets.
 
Main Characteristics
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Main Components

- Two man turret
- Cockerill 105 mm CV gun
- Electro-mechanical power control system
- Panoramic sight
- Fully stabilised day/night gunner sight
- Laser range finder
- Ballistic computer for firing on the move

Characteristics
- Calibre: 105 mm NATO
- Barrel length: 5,586 mm
- Weight: 1,750 kg
- Maximum firing rate: 6 to 8 rounds/minute
Options

- Laser warning device
- Coaxial machine gun
- Pintle-mounted machine gun 7.62 or 12.7 mm

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Ammunition
- Full range of 105 mm NATO ammunition types
- Smart ammunition and guided munitions
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CT-CV weapon system 105 120 mm turret armoured armored cockerill gun vehicle design development production manufacturer Belgium Belgian industry CMI Defence
 
CT-CV weapon system 105 120 mm turret armoured armored cockerill gun vehicle design development production manufacturer Belgium Belgian industry CMI Defence
CT-CV weapon system 105 120 mm turret armoured armored cockerill gun vehicle design development production manufacturer Belgium Belgian industry CMI Defence

CT-CV weapon system 105 120 mm turret armoured armored cockerill gun vehicle design development production manufacturer Belgium Belgian industry CMI Defence

CT-CV weapon system 105 120 mm turret armoured armored cockerill gun vehicle design development production manufacturer Belgium Belgian industry CMI Defence
 
About CMI Defence
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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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