At the Eurosatory 2018 international exhibition in Paris (France), the CMI Defense Belgian defense company presented the second generation of the CPWS weapon station, the new concept of the multipurpose turret. This turret is designed for various missions and different configurations. This is an light and protected weapon station.
In addition to the advantages of the CPWS (Cockerill Protected Weapon Station), which, in particular, provides crew protection during recharging, the new version of CPWS Gen.2 has a hatch that allows to solve additional tasks.
Four hatch positions are available:
- Fully Enclosed Hatch: allows the crew to work in an enemy environment and provides the maximum level of protection
- Elevated Hatch: allows the crew to inspect 360° and, if necessary, allows the use of individual weapons
- Large Open Hatch: allows the crew to be evacuated quickly and reliably
- Removed Hatch: allows the crew to patrol in the open position, ideal for all operations except war
Moreover, the versatility of CPWS Gen. 2 is strengthened by its ability to accept various types of weapons for installation, depending on the tasks to be accomplished. In particular, a 25 mm M242 cannon and a 30 mm M230LF can be installed.
Finally, the second-generation CPWS retains all the advantages of its predecessor: it is remotely controlled from inside the vehicle on which it is installed, provides the ability to recharge from the inside of the hull, given its light weight, it can be installed on all types of wheeled vehicles 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and track vehicles.
CMI Defence presents the Cockerill CPWS 20-25-30 (19.06.2014)