Medium Calibre Turret System
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. and ASELSAN has completed the first example of the CLAW Remote Controlled Turret (RCT) which has developed as a joint venture for the home and export markets. The ability to locate a weapon system almost entirely on top of a vehicle hull with virtually no intrusion to the hull can be a major advantage. These systems also enable the gunner to be located anywhere inside the hull providing additional flexibility. This approach led the way for the remote weapon stations and later to remote or unmanned turrets.
Remote or unmanned turrets are fairly new players in the arena of weapon systems as alternatives to conventional turrets and remote controlled weapon stations. They can be considered as a hybrid design combining the non-intrusion of remote weapon stations with armor protection and reachability of the conventional turrets.
Development of the CLAW RCT started in 2008 with the first example being completed in early 2011 and this was shown in public for the first time in May 2011. The project was internally funded by both companies.
The CLAW RCT is suitable for installation on a wide range of tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) as original equipment or to enhance the firepower of older platforms. The first example of the CLAWs RCT is armed with the RHEINMETALL Italy 25 mm KBA dual feed automatic cannon which is provided with 210 rounds of ready use 25x137 mm ammunition in two separate compartments for HE and AP. The empty cartridge cases and links are ejected outside of the turret for main and secondary armaments.
The 25 mm KBA cannon has a maximum cyclic rate of fire of 600 rounds/minute and the gunner can select single shot or burst modes of fire. A 7.62 mm MG3 machine gun (MG) is mounted co-axial with the 25 mm KBA cannon on the right side of the CLAWs RCT and this is provided with 400 rounds of ready use ammunition. The gun is electromechanically cocked from the user interface within the hull.
A key feature of the CLAW (or Pençe in Turkey), is that ammunition for both of these weapons can be reloaded from within the platform under full armour protection.
- Modular weapon system
- Remote controlled from inside the vehicle
- 25 and 30 mm main armament options
- Advanced fire control capability with independent sight system
- Automatic target tracking
- All around armor protection
- Low silhouette
- Ammunition loading and reloading under armor
- Light weight
|Type||25 mm KBA (Dual Feed Automatic Cannon)|
|Rate of Fire||
600 rds/min Controlled Burst & Single Shot
|Type||7.62 mm coaxial MG|
Gun Turret Drive System
|Type||Electric Drive with 2 Axis Stabilization (weapon & sight)|
|- Traverse||360° Continious|
|- Elevation||+50° to -10°|
|- Elevation||+50° to -10°|
|Treverse & Elevation Rate||> 60°/sec|
|Tracking Rate||￼￼￼ 0,5 mil/sec|
|Deck Clearance||Automatic & Programmable|
Dimension & Weight
|Turret Weight||1.700 kg (combat loaded)|
|- With Weapon||2,900 mm|
|- W/O Weapon||1,475 mm|
Fire Control System
|Automatic Target Tracking||Video Tracker|
|Fire Control Computer||Automatic Super-Elevation & Lead Angle Computation|
|Type||2 Axis Stabilized Independent Sight With Thermal Imager Day Camera & Laser Range Finder|
|STANAG 4569 Level 2||Standard|
|STANAG 4569 Level 3||Optional|
Data Subject to Change Without Notice