EUROSATORY: Infantry-led mounted and dismounted operations are in ever greater need of effective fire support. Peacekeeping, reconnaissance and counter-insurgency operations have the same need. To help meet this need, Textron Systems’ Marine & Land Systems has teamed with CMI Defence to integrate the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret with its COMMANDO Select 4×4 armoured vehicle. The resulting COMMANDO Select 90mm Direct Fire Vehicle (on display at Eurosatory Hall 5, stand numbers K338 & K337) offers heavy organic direct fire-support to light and highly mobile armoured forces.
The Cockerill CSE 90LP is a low-weight two-person turret. Featuring the proven Cockerill 90mm low pressure gun (of which some 2,500 units have been sold) the turret delivers a range of highly effective rounds from bunker-busting HE to APFSDS-T, HEAT-T, Smoke and Canister. These rounds are accurately delivered around the clock using electrically-powered gun drives and a night/day digital fire control system. The low weight of the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret allows the COMMANDO to maintain its highly mobile characteristics. Despite its high capability and advanced design, the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret is simple to use and ruggedly reliable in the field; a real soldier’s tool.
Textron Systems’ Marine & Land Systems’ COMMANDO Select four-wheeled armoured personnel carriers offer an enhanced combination of lethality, survivability, mobility and sustainability. Exceptional crew protection is built into all COMMANDO Select vehicles, which are in use today by the Afghan National Army. Greater survivability, however, doesn’t mean sacrificing vehicle mobility. Rigorously tested and proven in the toughest environments, COMMANDO Select vehicles utilize a V-Hull with all systems protected under armor to deliver superior mine-blast protection while also providing unmatched on-road/off-road mobility.
The 90mm Direct Fire Vehicle variant combines the full range of combat-tested COMMANDO Select vehicle capabilities with Cockerill’s tested 90mm turret for additional firepower and lethality.
The combination of the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret with the COMMANDO Select 4×4 armoured vehicle offers the user:
- Excellent tactical and strategic mobility
- Highly effective organic direct fire-support by day and by night
- Broad range of tactical options (from peace-keeping to counter-insurgency to conventional war fighting)
- High survivability
- Simplicity of use and support
- Rugged reliability in the field
- The confidence of proven, in-service, systems.
The Cockerill CSE 90LP turret, joined with the combat-proven COMMANDO armoured vehicle chassis, promises a great advance in terms of organic direct-fire capability for light armoured forces. The COMMANDO Select 90mm Direct Fire Vehicle is a cost-effective force multiplier that delivers flexible lethality together with high strategic mobility, tactical mobility, survivability and reliability.
About CMI Defence
Throughout the world, the Cockerill name embodies long-standing excellence in flexible, low-weight, high-impact, weapon systems. Under the CMI Company, the Cockerill brand is successfully delivering cutting-edge capability to modern high-mobility land forces. The core of the Cockerill brand – heavy firepower at light weight – remains constant. Recognized as designer and integrator of weapon systems, CMI Defence offers a complete capability solution including hardware, comprehensive training, simulation, spares, maintenance support and through-life capability upgrade services. CMI Defence is the undisputed leader in multifunctional, high-power weapon systems for light and medium weight armoured vehicles.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
You are warmly invited to view and discuss the COMMANDO Select 90mm Direct Fire Vehicle at the CMI Defence stand at Eurosatory Hall 5, stand numbers K338 & K337.
Images: Three high-resolution images of the COMMANDO Select 90mm Direct Fire Vehicle are available for publication: