ELSEL “LIVET” Remotely Controlled Dual Weapons System
The Light Vehicular Turret (LIVET) is designed and manufactured by ELSEL s.r.l., an Italian company with 30+ years of experience in the defense sector. LIVET is the only product of this type purposely designed to be very open to customization and upgrade, so it can easily accept any type of payload at customer choice (obviously within some weight and recoil limit). It is primarily designed for use on light wheeled or tracked combat vehicles, fast attack boats and other platforms requiring improved offensive capabilities. It can also be easily networked for use in centralized static installations, e.g. to protect sensitive sites or for border surveillance.
The fire control system allows engagement of targets by day and night; the electrical, fully digital servo systems and the primarily stabilized line of fire (2 axes), ensure a high accuracy of fire, also on the move, while keeping the gunner safe and secure within the vehicle.
Despite of its low weight (less than 160kg) and size, it’s able to mount two medium caliber weapons for maximum firepower (e.g. both a .50MG and a 40AGL), providing also light vehicles with the capability to effectively engage lightly armored targets.
The wide variety of installable weapons makes it a standard choice for a full range of vehicles/platforms with different mission profiles like surveillance, patrolling in urban environment, border security, counter-sniper and asymmetric missions. Typical combinations are:
• .50MG +40AGL to engage armoured vehicles
• .50MG + 7.62 to engage troops
• 2x.50MG for high fire volume (e.g. against low flying helicopters)
• 2x.50 MG with different ammo (e.g. Ball and AP)
Also rockets, missiles or other equipment’s can be installed for more specialized missions, always using the same base components to reduce maintenance, spare parts and logistics overhead.
Lightweight and simplicity allow its installation also on light tactical or utility vehicles;the installation takes less than one hour to a non-skilled engineer: only few screws, three electrical cables among the unit and a cable to the vehicle battery. No other interface with the vehicle is required.
Due to all these characteristics, LIVET represents the baseline for a common armament platform to be used with different weapons across a variety of vehicles, allowing the customer to reduce the total ownership cost.
This product has successfully passed both the qualification tests and the firing test andnow is going to be sampled to selected customers.
Finally, all the components are ITAR/EAR free so there are no special export restrictions.
|- The weapons stands are to be customized for the weapons of customer choice.|