Designation:

BAU-23x2

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Manufacturer: Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau - KMDB  
Product type: Turrets  
Name: Turret  

New single-seated BAU-23x2 remote controlled weapon station. It is designed for firing at the men power and armoured targets both ground and aerial.

The module main armament is two 23-mm automatic guns 2A7M with rate of fire of 850 rounds per minute each, range of fire - 2,000 m and ammunition load of 200 projectiles.

Additionally mounted KT-7.62 (PKT) machine gun with 2,000 rounds.

Module control manual. Provides for laying in azimuth 360 degrees, in elevation from -4 to +55 degrees.

The module provides for reliable protection of the gunner up to 12.7 mm ammunition. The gunner is seated inside the hull and, additionally to the armour, he is protected from the upper hemisphere by armament, which is arranged above.

Additional protection is ensured by the smoke screening system, consisting of six 81-mm smoke grenade launchers, three at each side of the module. The smoke screen is set in the gun laying direction.

Weight of BAU-23x2 is about 1 ton only, ensuring the possibility to mount it on light armoured vehicles with weight starting from 6 tons. SOE Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau has tested it on the chassis of the Ukrainian armored personnel carrier BTR-70 and on the South African armored personnel carrier RATEL.

The basic advantages of the module are as follows: little weight, reasonable price, high degree of protection of gunner with provision of high fire power.

BAU-23x2 is suggested for upgrading of light armoured equipment to increase its fire power. It is planned for supply both to the Ukrainian army and abroad.

Specifications:
Property Value
Main weapon caliber (mm)
23
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
AA gun caliber (mm)
12.7
Rate of fire (rds/min)
850
Firing range (m)
2000
Ammunition of the main gun
200
Ammunition of the auxiliary gun
2000
Traverse arc (degree)
360
Elevation (degree)
55
Depression (degree)
-4
Number of smoke grenade launchers
8
Weight (kg)
960
Crew
1




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KMDB Has Tested a BAU-23x2 Remote Controlled Weapon Station (13.05.2005)

   
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