Weapon station CPWS of Belgian Company CMI Defence mounted on Ukrainain BTR-3E armoured 2906142
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International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security
16 - 20 June 2014
BTR-3 with CMI Defence CPWS turret at Eurosatory 2014
|Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:03 AM|
|Weapon station CPWS of Belgian Company CMI Defence mounted on Ukrainain BTR-3E armoured.|
To increase the tactical options open to mechanised infantry, reconnaissance units and other light and highly mobile forces, and to increase their operational effectiveness and crew survivability, CMI Defence has developed the Cockerill CPWS protected medium-calibre remote weapon station. At Eurosatory 2014, the CPWS was mounted on Ukrainian BTR-3E to show that this turret can be easily integrated to a full range of combat vehicles.
CMI Defence CPWS medium calibre Cockerill Protected Weapon Station mounted on BTR-3E Ukrainian 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier at Eurosatory 2014, International Defence and Security Exhibition in Paris, France.
This is the second joint project combining Ukrainian vehicle and Belgium combat module. Before, at IDEX-2013 the vehicle made on the basis of BTR-3E chassis with CSE-90 weaponry system of 90 mm caliber was presented.
The Cockerill CPWS offers a uniquely beneficial combination of high lethality, high crew protection and low weight (high mobility). Available with a wide variety of medium-calibre weapons, the Cockerill CPWS gives real teeth to modern light forces.
At Eurosatory 2014, the Cockerill CPWS weapon station mounted on the Ukrainain BTR-3E 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier was armed with the Ukrainian-made ZTM-1 automatic cannon, firing 30mm x 165mm ammunition.
The exhibited Cockerill CPWS systems are equipped with a stabilized day/night (thermal) high-performance sighting system for 24/7 operation. The sighting system provides the User with a panoramic 360° view, independent of turret position. When used to engage a target, the gun automatically aligns with the sighting system and a digital ballistic computer ensures very high hit probability when firing on the move. The Cockerill CPWS is ready be networked into a computer simulated training environment, permitting crews to undertake tactical training using their combat hardware, before disconnecting and returning the system to its normal duties.
The innovative Cockerill CPWS concept provides armour protection for both equipment and operator. To preserve weapon system function and the safety of the operator during combat, the remote weapon system is completely enclosed in armour. The operator can fully access the weapon system from the safety of the vehicle. This permits him to undertake reloading and other duties without exposing himself to hostile fire. Featuring a stealth profile and selectable levels of ballistic armour, the Cockerill CPWS significantly increase the survivability of both combat-vehicle and crew.
The remotely-operated Cockerill CPWS integrates proven advanced technologies with a range of medium calibre automatic weapons (20mm to 30mm). According to Customer need, the Cockerill CPWS provides stabilized, survivable, high lethality at low weight. It significantly increases the operational capability and flexibility of highly mobile armoured vehicles. The Cockerill CPWS gives real teeth to modern light forces.
At Eurosatory 2014, the CMI Defence CPWS medium calibre Cockerill Protected Weapon Station was armed with an Ukrainian-made ZTM-1 automatic cannon, firing 30mm x 165mm ammunition.