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LAAD 2013
International Defense & Security Exhibition

9 - 12 April 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
Rheinmetall Lance turret at LAAD 2013
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 03:48 PM
 
Rheinmetall Lance turret system increases the fire power of modern armoured vehicle.

At LAAD 2013, the German Company Rheinmetall presents a scale model of its Lance turret system. Tracked and wheeled infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers continue to play a vital role on the modern battlefield. Lance turret system increase the fire power of armoured vehicle in the modern battlefield.

     
At LAAD 2013, the German Company Rheinmetall presents a scale model of its Lance turret system. Tracked and wheeled infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers continue to play a vital role on the modern battlefield. Lance turret system increase the fire power of armoured vehicle in the modern battlefield.
Scale model of the Rheinmetall Lance turret system at LAAD 2013, International Defence Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
     

Rheinmetall’s Lance turret system features a highly modular design, ensuring maximum flexibility and future growth potential. The degree of protection (comprehensive protection in accordance with STANAG 4569 is standard) and the number of crew (two-man or unmanned with fully remote control) is entirely up to the customer. The company’s electro-optical SEOSS Sector and SEOSS Panoramic sights provide both commander and gunner with a 360° view.

Its main armament is normally a Rheinmetall MK30-2/ABM 30mm automatic cannon, though similar weapons of this type may also be used. Up to 200 rounds of two different types of ammunition can be loaded without leaving the safety of the fighting compartment. A 7.62 x 51mm or .50 cal. machinegun serves as secondary armament.

The Lance turret system also comes with a 66mm or 76mm smoke/obscurant grenade launcher. Potential add-ons include a laser warning system, identification friend or foe technology, an integrated C4I system, an SAS close-range reconnaissance system or an antitank guided missile system. Its open architecture is another important advantage, ensuring future growth potential and the option of subsequent retrofitting with updated technology. All of this ultimately translates into lower lifecycle costs.

     
Rheinmetall presented a concept study of the highly mobile Boxer wheeled vehicle equipped with a prototype Lance medium-calibre turret system to a wide audience at Eurosatory 2010. In the meantime, development has progressed at a fast pace, resulting in a fully functional system. A Lance turret system, a series Boxer module and a modified series mission module have since been combined into one system and tested at the Rheinmetall test centre in Unterlüß, successfully verifying the results of the study.
Scale model of the Boxer 8x8 armoured personnel carrier equipped with the Lance turret system.
     
Rheinmetall presented a concept study of the highly mobile Boxer wheeled vehicle equipped with a prototype Lance medium-calibre turret system to a wide audience at Eurosatory 2010. In the meantime, development has progressed at a fast pace, resulting in a fully functional system. A Lance turret system, a series Boxer module and a modified series mission module have since been combined into one system and tested at the Rheinmetall test centre in Unterlüß, successfully verifying the results of the study.

In a dynamic driving and live fire demonstration in front of a high-profile delegation, the Boxer and Lance provided compelling evidence of their effectiveness. The conclusion drawn from this impressive presentation: the combination of a highly protected, highly mobile and mission-proven vehicle platform with the world’s most advanced manned medium-calibre turret has clear battlefield potential. Moreover, in addition to the decisive parameters of protection, mobility, situational awareness, C4I capabilities and lethality, this configuration offers the major advantage of a spacious fighting compartment.

This successful testing of the Lance turret-mounted GTK Boxer underscores once again Rheinmetall’s commitment to supplying today’s armed forces with a comprehensive array of modular systems, all available without delay. At a time when new and unforeseen security challenges can arise virtually overnight, this provides military planners and policymakers with maximum freedom of action and peace of mind.
 

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