CMI Defence shows latest technology with Cockerill Medium calibre Weapon Station IDEX 2013 2502136
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CMI Defence Cockerill medium calibre weapon station at IDEX 2013
|Saturday, February 23, 2013, 05:13 PM|
|CMI Defence shows latest technology with its Cockerill Medium calibre Weapon Station at IDEX 2013.|
At IDEX 2013, the Belgian Defence Company CMI Defence, a world leader for the design and manufacture of weapon station presents for the first time in the Middle East, the latest generation of 20-25-30 mm Cockerill medium calibre protected weapon station CPWS mounted on the CRAB, a combat reconnaissance armoured vehicle.
At IDEX 2013, the Cockerill CPWS medium calibre weapon station was mounted on the CRAB, a reconnaissance armoured vehicle.
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.
The CRAB Reconnaissance armoured vehicle fitted with the CMI Defence Cockerill CPWS medium calibre weapon station armed with a 25mm cannon at IDEX 2013, booth of CMI Defence Cockerill.
CRAB (Combat Reconnaissance Armoured Buggy) designed by the French Company Panhard Defense is a true conceptual break in the area of light armoured vehicles. CRAB is an answer to a meaningful requirement i.e. setting up again a light armoured capability within the large array of missions. So it has been designed with this platform modularity concept.
The CRAB is characterized by an outstanding tactical mobility provided by a high weight/power ratio (37 hp/t, for the version with a CMI cupola), large suspension clearance and large-diameter wheels. It is a standing 4x4 vehicle. But another CRAB’s feature is its exotic mobility, i.e. a capability to move rearward rapidly with the support of a rear camera, to move sideward by swinging both axles to the same side (hence the CRAB nickname) and to make a U-turn within 10 metres! These performances will make a difference in a sophisticated environment. An electric engine with an AC (Alternating Current) starter will provide the vehicle with a boost function, and it will be able to move silently with its batteries – engine off.