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LAAD 2013
International Defense & Security Exhibition

9 - 12 April 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
CMI Defence at LAAD 2013
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:11 PM
 
At LAAD 2013 CMI Defence presents its new 120/105mm Cockerill XC-8 low-weight concept-turret.

At LAAD 2013, the Belgian defence Company CMI Defence presents its new 120/105mm Cockerill XC-8, a low-weight concept-turret which can be integrated on tracked or wheeled armoured vehicle as Guarani, the new armoured vehicle selected by the Brazilian army to replace the old Urutu armored vehicle used today by the Brazilian armed forces.

     
At LAAD 2013, the Belgian defence Company CMI Defence presents its new 120/105mm Cockerill XC-8, a low-weight concept-turret which can be integrated on tracked or wheeled armoured vehicle as Guarani, the new armoured vehicle selected by the Brazilian army to replace the old Urutu armored vehicle used today by the Brazilian armed forces.
CMI defence 120/105mm Cockerill XC-8 turret at LAAD 2013.
     

The Cockerill 105mm high pressure gun provides commanders with a wide choice of ammunition to suit the tactical situation; it fires all NATO-standard 105mm types and the Falarick 105 Gun Launched Anti Tank Guided Missile (GLATGM). Elevating to +42° this weapon delivers exceptional engagement capability in complex terrain, an indirect-fire HE capability to 10km range, and the GLATGM permits heavy armour to be enagaged at extended ranges.

The Cockerill 120mm high pressure gun provides a strengthened anti-armour capability. This weapon fires all NATO-standard 120mm smoothbore ammunition and the Falarick 120 GLATGM, which permits the effective engagement and penetration of heavy armour to beyond 5km range.

Both guns are employed using a common high performance, digital, fully-stabilised, day/night weapon control system. Turret weight is kept low through the use of a bustle-mounted autoloader, which permits a two-person crew. The Cockerill XC-8 concept-turret draws on the proven modular technology of the Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret and may be realised at low risk.

The Cockerill XC-8 concept-turret promises a significant advance in terms of medium-weight direct-fire capability. The combination of highly effective and flexible lethality options with outstanding strategic and tactical mobility, opens up a new range of operational possibilities.

As the XC-8 turret is a modular design, customers could potentially start with the 105mm gun and upgrade to 120mm in the future as the threat changes. In addition to firing conventional natures of ammunition, it can also fire a gun-launched antitank guided missile (GLATGM). The 105mm Falarick GLATGM has been developed in co-operation with the Ukraine and has a maximum range of 5km. It is fitted with a tandem high-explosive anti-tank warhead to neutralise explosive reactive armour, which has already been successfully fired from the CMI Defence CT-CV turret.

 

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