Eurosatory: CMI to develop medium calibre system
CMI Defence has been chosen by the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for a Research and Development programme focused on medium calibre armament systems, it was announced on 15 June.
The initiative has been announced within the framework of a ‘Cooperative Research and Development Agreement’ (CRADA) that will be completed at the end of 2017. The effort involves new medium calibre armament system incorporating an existing product from CMI Defence.
The new turret is scheduled to be delivered in the middle of 2017. It will integrate the XM813 30mm gun and a link-less ammunition handling system. It will also feature a new precision fire control system with new user interfaces.
Jean-Luc Maurange, president, CMI Defence, said: ‘Being selected by the American army to develop its future medium calibre system is a first rate demonstration of recognition for CMI Defence. Participating in this development is of substantial importance to us. It enables us to be ideally positioned within the framework of the future American modernisation programme for the Stryker fleet of systems.’
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