IDEX 2013: the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret integrated with the BTR-3E 8×8 vehicle

IDEX 2013: the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret integrated with the BTR-3E 8x8 vehicle.

February 18th 2013

Infantry-led mounted or dismounted operations are in ever greater need of effective fire support. To  help meet that need, IDEX 2013 sees CMI Defence and Ukroboronservice integrate the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret with the BTR- 3E 8×8 vehicle. The resulting system offers robust organic direct firesupport to current and future BTR-3 users.

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 provides  a range of highly effective fires from HE to APFSDS-T and Canister. These fires 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 permits the high mobility of the Ukroboronservice BTR-3E  chassis to be fully utilized. 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.

The Ukroboronservice BTR-3E is a  16 tonne 8×8 armoured personnel carrier. The vehicle features a rear-mounted 300HP multi-fuel  powerpack and a large frontal compartment for driver and crew. A mechanical gearbox is fitted as  standard to reduce cost. Fabricated in steel armour with a Kevlar spall-liner fitted in the crew compartment, the vehicle offers protection against small arms fire, mines and (optionally) CBRN threats.  Designed for excellent tactical and strategic mobility, the Ukroboronservice BTR-3E is fully amphibious  without preparation, using water-jet propulsion to swim at a speed of 10 km/h.

The combination of the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret with the Ukroboronservice BTR-3E offers the User:

  • Excellent tactical and strategic mobility
  • Highly effective organic fire-support by day and by night
  • Broad range of tactical options (from counter-insurgency to conventional warfighting)
  • Simplicity of use and support
  • Rugged reliability in the field
  • The confidence of proven, in-service, systems.


More details in this press release.

Visit CMI Defence at IDEX – Stand numbers 12-C20 and 12-C35.